DON'T IGNORE THE ISSUE
Most people are not skilled at good emotional processing techniques. When faced with difficult emotions, people habitually deny and suppress their feelings. They mostly ignore the issue or utilise less effective coping techniques.
DON'T AVOID EMOTIONS
Denying our feelings and emotions is dangerous. Some think that by ignoring their emotions they are more stoic or resilient. But this ‘strategy’ is seriously flawed and dangerous!
DENIAL CAUSES DAMAGE
The potential damage we can do to ourselves in the long term is enormous. Denying emotions leads to frustration and dissatisfaction with life. It builds stress and creates dis-ease!
REPRESSION CAUSES DISORDER & DISEASE
Avoiding ‘emotion processing’ promotes internal dysfunction and disease. We can try to ease our distress using distractions, addictions and band-aid measures. But without healthy emotion processing, we are headed for more suffering and a life crisis!
JUST DO IT!
For all these reasons, processing our emotions should be part of our daily routine. Emotion hygiene should be a daily practice, much like bathing or cleaning our teeth!