Tips for recovering from emotional pain

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Have you noticed how scared we all are of feeling any emotional pain? And how we would do anything in our power to avoid it? 

Experiencing pains does not mean that there is something wrong with us, it only shows that we are human, that we have feelings and emotions.

To be able to recover from emotional pain, you need to focus on these tips so that you can live life and do the things you so much enjoy doing.

Embrace with grace

Let go of any feelings of anger, disgust or frustration you might have towards yourself, embrace with grace all that you face.

Surrender to what is. Accept what you are going through. All your thoughts, feelings and frustrations, accept your emotional pain as if you have chosen it.

Give yourself time

It takes time to drive out the darkness from our minds and our hearts. It takes time to accept the presence of emotional pain into our lives. So give yourself time. Time to rest, time to heal and time to fully recover.

Let go of control

Allow things to follow their natural course. Allow yourself to heal at your own pace.

Let go of the need to control the healing process. Let go of the need to speed up your recovery.

Suffer consciously

Observe your emotional pain, the constant stream of negative thoughts that run through your mind, the dreadful stories that keep feeding your pain, but choose not to identify yourself with them. 
See yourself as the one who is observing all that emotional pain and all that discomfort.

Love your pain away

Nobody likes to be in the presence of pain. We all want to get rid of it. But there are times when pain demands our presence, our focus and attention. There are times when pain demands to be felt.

So take the time to know your emotional pain. To nourish it, to understand it. Do not curse your pain. Love your pain and it will go away.

Give time

It takes time to drive out the darkness from our minds and from our hearts. It takes time to heal our wounds and accept the presence of emotional pain into our lives. So give yourself time.

Spend time with yourself

When pain is present in our hearts and in our minds, spending time alone with ourselves is one of the best gifts we can give to ourselves.

Take the time to be alone with yourself, to rest, time to heal and to fully recover from all that you are feeling.

Reach out for help

Reach out for emotional help and support from those you love and trust. Surround yourself with cheerful and happy people.

People who can make you laugh, who can make you see how beautiful life is and who can show you that there is always something to look forward to.

Let nature heal, comfort you

Spend more time outdoors. Allow nature to be your friend, teacher, and companion. Allow nature to heal and comfort you. To teach you more about the infinite circle of life. About birth, life, death, rebirth and about yourself.

Turn your wounds into wisdom

Every experience that comes your way, comes your way for a reason.

Seek to know what that reason is. Seek to learn from every painful experience life sends your way.

Turn your wounds into wisdom and your difficulties into opportunities. Let your pain make you better, not bitter.

No pain is forever

Get it on your mind that nothing lasts forever, there is still a lot of life for you out there. A lot of places for you to go to, many new and exciting things to do, to learn and to love. 
So pick yourself up. Dust yourself off, and start all over again. Do not let a bad and painful experience make you feel like you have a bad life.


ABOUT: Nana Kwesi Coomson

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An Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. Editor-in-Chief of A Senior Journalist with Ghanaian Chronicle Newspaper. An alumnus of Adisadel College where he read General Arts. He holds first degree in Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ghana; Political Science (major) and History (minor). He has also pursued MSc Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Energy with Public Relations (PR) at the Robert Gordon University in the United Kingdom. He is a 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow (YALI) who studied at Clark Atlanta University on the Business and Entrepreneurship track. His mentors are Rupert Murdoch, Warren Buffet, Sam Jonah, Kwaku Sakyi Addo and Piers Morgan

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