I am angry about something. I am angry that I have been dealing with symptoms for most of my life and the one that found the answers more often than not, was me. It wasn’t my doctors, it was me and my family researching, caring and wanting an answer.
For years, especially into my early adulthood, I doubted my feelings, I put myself down and said things to myself like “get over it, life is hard”. Yes, life is hard but you know what makes it harder? Not finding answers. Not being able to lean on those you trust to help you get better, that makes it harder. I started to doubt my symptoms and tell myself they were in my head. Brain fog? No, you are just lazy. Gaining weight? You need to exercise more, you are your own problem. Digestive Issues? Oh c’mon what did you eat now?
Have you ever talked to yourself like this? If so, I see you. I feel you. I get it.
After many years of therapy and seeking out a doctor that could finally hear me, I am learning to use my anger for good. I am using my anger to show up for you!
If you are on a health and wellness journey, no matter the stage, I am here to stand with you and be a part of the team that gets you answers. I am here to help you reach your goals. I am here to remind you, your anger is valid. Let’s work together to get you where you want to be!
But first, if you need to let go of some of that anger, here are my top 5 strategies for moving through it.
Scream into a pillow - I know, this sounds crazy but the last time I did, I felt so great after, I started laughing. I was laughing because of how crazy this life can be that it can make me this upset.
Journal it out - It doesn’t have to make sense. It isn’t going to get graded. Spell words wrongs, use bullets, draw pictures and just let your mind lead the way.
Speak your truth - Don’t be silent. Tell someone what’s going on. Tell them why you are angry, frustrated, irritated or fed up.
Practice Breathing exercises - Take a deep breath in through your nose to the count of 4. Hold. Breathe out through your mouth to the count of 6. Do this 3 times and imagine when you are breathing out that you are letting go on all that angry shit. Sometimes forcing it out does wonders for your body.
Go for a walk - Anger is energy, put that anger somewhere. Walk around the neighborhood, even at a brisk pace if you are really fuming. A walk in the woods is even better. Touch a tree and pay attention to the sounds of nature around you.
If you are done being on this path alone, let connect! Schedule a time for us to chat today. I’m looking forward to it!