The Spiritual Way: How To Deal With Sadness During The Coronavirus Pandemic
The world is a little messy right now, which is probably a big reason why many of us are experiencing sadness or feeling down. As the coronavirus pandemic is raging throughout the world, we can’t help but feel the effects, especially if you’ve lost someone or know someone who has.
Keep reading for some techniques that may help you deal with the negative emotions.
Honor Your Sadness
A lot of the time people tend to suppress their feelings of sadness. They may view this emotion as irrelevant or unnecessary. In the long run, this can harm your overall emotional and mental stability. Therefore, you must take the time to honor your sadness and learn to sit with your feelings without judging or condoning them.
When these feelings creep up, many of us try to ‘’fix’’ them by covering it up with an activity. These activities may distract us at the moment, but they won’t resolve anything.
When these emotions come up again, try to fully experience them. Feel the sensations, observe them, and evaluate any patterns. Allow yourself to feel and then try to understand why you’re feeling this way. By doing this, you can start slowly building a deeper connection with yourself.
Connect With Your Inner Child
When you start becoming overwhelmed by your emotions, it’s a good moment to connect with your inner child. This inner child is essentially your truest self. This self is concealed over time with negative experiences.
By reconnecting with this version of yourself, you’ll be able to tell yourself that everything will be okay. Moreover, you’re opening yourself up to healing and to better understanding what’s needed at that moment.
You can try saying things like ‘’I understand how you’re feeling,’’ or ‘’you need to feel sad right now and that’s okay.’’