As a young mother of three, life was as busy, as expected.
Throw in a life-threatening illness of one of our children and a parent diagnosed with terminal illness and it was the perfect breeding ground for feelings like overwhelm, anxiety and stress.
I don’t know about you, but I was never taught how to FEEL my emotions. Rather, I only knew how to react, avoid or resist them.
I often used food to do this as a means to distract myself from feeling the emotion of the moment. Often it was overwhelm.
As a young mother of three, life was as busy, as expected. Throw in a life-threatening illness of one of our children and a parent diagnosed with terminal illness and it was the perfect breeding ground for feelings like overwhelm, anxiety and stress.
However, I only knew how to resist these feelings. I was never taught how to process them. Check out my video here, on what I learned.
As time went along, I started to notice how I was behaving with the people I loved the most. I was short. Curt. Snappy. I didn’t like the version of “Laurie” that was showing up in the world.
I knew there had to be a different way to deal with life. And that is when I found life coaching. Or rather, I believe it is when God had a way of it finding me.
Coaching truly saved my life.
It helped me see all my failings (as I called them) as strengths. It helped me see I was a good mom who was doing the best she could with all the craziness life was throwing us. It helped me see a different way to treat myself and my body when I was overwhelmed, anxious and stressed.
Rather than sabotaging myself with over-consuming (many things) I learned how to process my emotions and sit with them.
Which resulted in me being kinder to myself. Which led me to learn how to love myself, just like I was teaching my kids to do.
It was in doing this, that my whole world changed. NOTE…the world around me didn’t – I did.
I still had to deal with a child going through chemotherapy and a mother in palliative care but I learned how to do it without beating myself up with continuous self criticism and negative self-talk.
Learning how to process my emotions was pivotal in me stepping into this next version of myself. One I am continuing to evolve in.
One that I like and respect.
One that I am proud of.
One that I love.
And it is what I just taught my clients in Joy Club to do and I wanted to teach you too.
It is truly a gift.
I trust it will be as impactful for you, as it was for me.
Watch the Processing Emotions video.
Pick one emotion and practise processing it.
Email me and tell me how it goes.
In love and light,
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