Being a very emotional person is not an easy thing. There's a lot of stress and anxiety at the center of being easily affected by emotions.
Just to give a quick definition to the type of person I'm talking about here -
I'm relating to the people that cry over the smallest things, are easily influenced by the emotions of those around them, and those who have a very hard time coping with unideal emotions.
We are easily influenced by the overall vibe around us and feed off of the energy of others. If you're sad, we will weep with you. If you're stoked, we'll bounce off walls with you. That's just how we are.
How to vibe with your emotions.
When you're an emotional person, it can become difficult to understand and even recognize what you're feeling. Sometimes you just feel so overwhelmed, that you can't even put your emotions into words.
THIS IS NORMAL.
Do not feel weird or embarrassed because of this. It is totally natural for emotional people to not be able to put a word to their emotions. What is important, though, is that you are able to vibe with your emotions. Make sure that you are still trying to understand how you are feeling and why you are feeling that way.
I've talked before about getting to the root of your emotions, which you can read here. This post will really help those who feel like they don't understand what the root cause of certain emotions are.
When you're caught in a spell of feeling overwhelmed by your own emotions, it's very important to try to discover what is causing you to feel this way. Ask yourself questions.
If you can discover what is causing you to feel a certain way, you can justify to yourself why it's totally normal to be feeling that way. Don't hold back the way you feel.
Being super emotional is not easy. It, unfortunately, comes with a lot of judgement. I've received a lot of backlash throughout my life because of how sensitive I am. To this day, I receive comments like "You're too emotional" or "You're way overreacting." How I'm feeling in a given moment is what it is. It really sucks to feel judged or belittled for it - especially when it's out of my control.
A very important thing to keep in mind is that not everyone feels the same way you do. Others cannot understand your emotions because they have never felt anything as intense as you do on a day-to-day basis.
Coping with being highly emotional stems from being confident and comfortable in your own skin. You need to know that you are a unique individual who feels deeply - and that's a beautiful thing! There is nothing shameful about being emotional or highly sensitive. You feel strongly and that is awesome!
Because you're emotional, you may react in a certain moment then later start to think that you may have overreacted a bit. Forgive yourself. I have been in quite a few situations where my emotions get the best of me and I react out of habit. Later I'll realize I should've worded something differently or should have thought a little more deeply before I reacted. Things happen, but you need to learn to forgive yourself and move on. Apologize when necessary, but don't linger on the guilty emotions.
Another thing I want to mention about emotional people - they often get perceived as being weak. This is not true! You being affected easily does not make you a weak person. Try flipping the way you think about it instead - you are strong enough to let your emotions flow and show.
If you're an emotional person:
- Try to get to the root of your emotion so that you understand the reason you're feeling that way.
- Forgive yourself when you overreact. You don't need to carry around that extra negativity.
- Surround yourself with people who accept this trait and don't judge you for it.
- Have confidence and be comfortable in your skin - emotions don't make you weird!
- Use internal dialogue that is friendly and supportive - don't bully yourself!
Overall, just trust in yourself and know that you are not weird or overly sensitive. You are a unique individual who is just wired differently than most people around you - and that is okay!
What I'm currently reading:
This is an awesome book that talks a lot about aligning your chakras and how each one pertains to your daily life.
What I'm currently listening to:
This book is so good so far. It talks all about transforming your mind set and loving the crap out of yourself. It's definitely not your traditional self-help book!