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There is no way to avoid feeling down and out, no matter who you are or what you’re doing in life there will be ups and downs. Negative emotions are something that while painful, work to help us grow.

Below I am going to go over the things that you can do to help work through the negative emotions that come forth in your life but that doesn’t mean you won’t have them happen at all. The more aware you are that growth and healing are necessary to get to the place you need to be in life, the better things will play out. We all need to be more aware of the way we respond to the things that happen in our lives and address pain as it comes forth rather than locking it inside.

9 Ways To Work Towards Healing Your Negative Emotions:

1. Talk to the people who care about you.

One of the best ways to heal from negative emotions is to talk things out with the people who care about you. You have a support system and the people within it want to be there for you. Allow them to give you advice and move forward in the ways that you see fit.

2. Take a break if you need one and do what feels best.

Overworking yourself during times of extreme emotion are not going to do you any favors. If you need a break to process, take one. Perhaps a couple of days of sleeping and wallowing in your own sadness will actually provide you with a sense of healing.

3. Figure out where they’re coming from and resolve the issue causing them.

You won’t ever be able to get over the things bothering you if you never figure out why they’re bothering you to begin with. If something is stressing you, really dive into it and work through it. You can’t just expect it to all go away on its own.

4. Do not feed into the blame game.

Don’t blame others for the way you react to the things that are happening in your life. Allow yourself to move forward properly. You cannot go around in circles acting like everyone else is messing up your life when you’re setting up the situations yourself.

5. Write out all of your own pain.

Get a journal and write things out. Put all your pain and sorrows into words and continue to do-so. Writing the things you’re feeling down allows you to get them out and makes it easier for you to grow away from them. You are no longer giving them power because you’re not dwelling on them.

6. Do not ignore them.

Sure, sometimes it might feel like ignoring your emotions is the best option but that is never the case. You should always acknowledge how you’re feeling. If you do not address it, you cannot work through it.

7. Give yourself time to just relax and breath.

Sometimes when we’re going through negative emotions be it anger, pain, or even extreme loss taking time to relax can help. Give yourself a moment to take some deep breaths and see how you feel after. Breathe it all in and then release slowly, in with the positive out with the negative.

8. Find something to take your mind off of it.

While we shouldn’t be going out of our way to completely disregard how we are feeling, we should do things to take our mind off the pain if it is something that cannot be resolved quickly. Hobbies work wonders when it comes to giving yourself a creative outlet to really move forth.

9. Ask yourself what you can and should learn from them.

When you’re feeling upset or struggling with negative emotions, ask yourself what lessons those negative emotions are doing for you. What can you learn from them? Is there a lesson behind it?