I believe that when we hold emotions they can become physical ailments. Before they manifest into an ailment, they are just residing. I asked myself where this anxiety was resting. Was it a physical that triggered emotion or an emotion that was triggering the physical?
In this case it was the latter. I knew the emotion was first because of what and how I was experiencing it. Yet I could feel it residing along my sternum. I gently rubbed circles along my sternum moving down until I found the exact tender spot. I took several deep breaths while gently massaging this "wound".
As the spot eased so did my emotions and so I focused on physically feeling my body relax into the bed. Sinking so slightly into the foam felt comforting in itself.
I'm grateful to try a different approach to this reoccurring experience. I'm grateful to feel it work and to be able to get back to sleep. I'm grateful to continue to explore how to prevent this situation and grateful for the opportunities I have had to find solutions. I'm grateful to be aware of my emotions as well as my physical body. And I'm grateful to know that I am okay.
How do you process emotions? Do you feel your emotions in your physical body? How do you release anxieties?
May today remind us that everything can be an opportunity. May we embrace ourselves and know we have the answers. Have a beautiful day!