As a writer, and a human being, I’m extremely susceptible to mental blocks. I attribute my current block to my willingness to sift through the emotional baggage that I’ve been carrying around for the last few years. Sometimes I find myself staring at a part of me that is too painful or too difficult to face – and it sends me into a slump. Luckily for me and for others like me, healing isn’t linear. I repeat that over and over on this blog and on my other social media accounts. If you experience what you consider to be a set-back, try to change your perspective and look at it as a triumph. Congratulations. You are human. You are willing to work through dark problems of your past even if it means you have to take a bit of time for yourself to protect your energy.
I’ve been blocked for the past month. I’ve written four or five posts but haven’t felt good enough to press that “publish” button. This is okay. I am allowing myself to feel okay about it, because I haven’t thrown in the towel, I’ve simply allowed myself the time I needed to sort through the feelings and rising stress levels I was experiencing in my day-to-day life.
If you find yourself in a period of emotional blockage, here are some kind things you can do for yourself:
Allow yourself to feel.
Eat enough food.
Do not punish yourself for not meeting your goals and expectations, especially if you tend to be a perfectionist.
Get enough sleep.
Watch inspiring movies.
Share your feelings with safe people.
Protect your energy.
A lot of those tips sound super simplistic, but you’d be surprised how many of us are overlooking the little things which actually add up and contribute to our overall state of distress in times of emotional blockage.
If you have access to a therapist I always recommend therapy. It is not wrong to seek help from a therapist even if you feel like your problems aren’t big enough to warrant a weekly therapy session.
I hope this post serves you. I know so many of my lovely readers are empaths like me so we need to hear that it’s okay to take a step back and regroup so that we can leap forward with a refreshed sense of self and zest for life. ❤️