How to Accept Our Emotions as Part of The Journey


It’s not uncommon to want things to go smoothly in our journey through life. But when you hit a few bumps in the road, it’s only natural to feel what you feel.

Just know that your feelings are valid.

Yes, there may be ups and downs along the way, but accepting your emotions is an important part of growth and can inspire you to take further action.

Here are some ways you can work towards accepting your emotions. 

Address Them

Being open about what you feel can help you pinpoint why. If there are underlying reasons for what you feel, it’s important to be honest with yourself.

It also allows you to take an intentional approach and evaluate your thoughts. 

You can step back, reflect, and address how these emotions may be serving you.

Finding Alternatives

You may have heard the phrase, “we may not be able to control the situation, but we can control how we react.” 

It’s true, even if situations are out of your control, you can still reflect on what you can learn from them. 

Setting Boundaries

It’s important to acknowledge your feelings to assess what you need right now. This can come from setting boundaries and letting others know if you need their help. 

You can also check in with yourself more often. 

Listening to your feelings, making time for yourself, and practicing self-care can make all the difference. 

How Can Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Help With Panic?

Seeing a CBT-trained therapist after an initial panic attack can be extremely helpful. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) works by helping you identify the situations and bodily sensations surrounding your panic attacks. Your therapist helps you cut through the fog you feel as one of these attacks starts to sweep over you. The therapist helps demystify what is happening. CBT helps even those with entrenched panic disorder regain a normal life. A skilled CBT therapist will coach you through a series of exercises that actually help you understand and develop tolerance to the sensations that have been leading to your panic attacks. Your therapist will help you map a plan that claims a renewed life—enabling you to re-enter situations that you have been avoiding.

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