Good Morning! Today I want to talk about emotional pain. When someone is living with chronic pain many times the emotional pain that goes along with it is ignored. Many of our doctors want to "fix" the chronic pain with meds, surgery, pt,, etc. But they always tend to forget about the emotional pain. There are so many different stages of emotional pain to wade thru. There is anger, denial, grief, depression and low self esteem just to name a few. It doesn't matter how many times someone will tell you,, its ok,, you will be fine,, get over it, oh well you are so much better off than,,, blah,, blah.. blah.. those emotions are still there.
From my experience here is what I have learned. First and foremost I journal. I hear the yeah,, yeah,, I don't journal peeps,, but let me say,, Since I have started journaling,, really journaling how I am feeling, what I am experiencing and the real raw emotions,, I have felt sooooo much better. Does it make it all go away,, no,, but it allows me to get it out of my head and on paper. I have learned that it doesn't matter how I write,, I can just write the same word over and over and over,,, its ok,, it helps!!!! I can scream in my journal,, i can cry in my journal,, I can even be mean or mad in my journal. The journal does not judge and it accepts all of me. I don't have to sugar coat,, I don't have to only tell part of the truth,, I can give it all,, and you know what,,, the journal doesn't mind!
I have even found that if I need to make a big decision I journal about it,, then I can make that decision. It is amazing how journaling has helped me to learn to deal with whatever is going on in my head. I have a shelf full of journals that someday either my kids or my grandkids will get to keep or throw away.. and its ok. They will see the struggle, they will know me from the top of my head to the tips of my toes and that's ok. I have nothing to hide. If I did then that would be a special journal and probably be put in the bonfire occasionally!
So when you are going thru that emotional pain grab yourself a journal. Get some colored pens, maybe some stickers, some washi,, and go to town. I tend to lean toward composition notebooks and I absolutely love them. Get some of that emotional pain out and on paper.. you mind will be so much better for it!
Whatever you do today,, have fun,, That's what life is all about!
Hi. I was a "normal" gal just living, working and playing until "IT" happened. The accident that changed my entire life as I knew it. This is my story. I hope you follow along and somewhere along this journey find inspiration to accept where you are in life and work within those bounds. Most of all,, Have Fun,, That's what life is all about!!