How to heal yourself emotionally: You might be wondering whether healing from emotional wounds is possible or not. Possibly you’ve been hurting for a long time and things don’t seem to be getting better. It’s normal to be suspicious about the emotional healing process. So, to give you clarity to your doubts, there are several ways in which you can heal yourself. Today I will share a few tips to make you move on from your wounds no matter how old or new.
How to heal yourself emotionally:
Be patient and consistent
Healing takes a lot of effort. We should be patient and allow for the time needed to gain new understandings and skills. And we should be constant and keep going even when it gets challenging, be willing to try new strategies, and challenge ourselves in new forms.
Take baby steps
Attempting to create too many changes at once can backfire. You may feel like a failure if you set unrealistic expectations. And a lot of changes are often unsustainable. Making small changes creates feelings of success, new hope, and motivation that is necessary to carry you through your healing process.
Set practical expectations
When we set a time limit to achieve something and later on we fail to achieve it, we often end up being dissatisfied and disheartened at ourselves, which does not help us heal. One of the most typical unrealistic expectations that we expect is progress to be consistently moving ahead. Nobody just gets more powerful, healthier, and healthier.
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Improvement is more likely to be two actions forward and one action backward. And, frankly, don’t feel disappointed if sometimes it’s two steps backward and one step forward. This is not a failure, it is a reality. And realistic expectations coupled with tolerance, perseverance, and self-compassion will lead to progress.
You do not need to heal 100% to improve the quality of your life
Many people believe that emotional healing is all-or-nothing. Again, this idea can be discouraging and overwhelming. But most significantly, it is not correct. Any small amount of healing will improve the quality of your life. Take one step at a time and you will see small progress in your mood, capacity to cope with triggers, connections, self-esteem, and mastery to complete your daily activities.
Look at setbacks as part of the process
Not only are setbacks normal, but we also get to learn from them what does not work and what does. So, instead of trying to avoid setbacks, accept that they are part of the process and your progress. Challenge yourself to be curious enough to learn about what you can learn from the setback that will help you move forward.
Give importance to your self-care
When you ask a lot from yourself, you ought to give a lot to yourself. Working on emotional healing takes a toll on your energy, time, and sometimes money. To keep on going, you need to pay attention to your feelings and the physical senses in your body such as tight muscles, headaches, tiredness, and other symptoms because these are your body’s form of telling what it needs. Take the time to hear and take good care of yourself.