It's Okay To Feel Your Feelings Mental Health Mug.
Show your support and help raise mental health awareness with the Special Edition It's Okay To Feel Your Feelings Mental Health Mug.
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Our feelings are a way of expressing our emotions. We experience a complex range of equally valid emotions but often feel that we should always be happy.
Our human experience is often varied with a range of emotions and a baseline to which we return. This fluctuates and changes throughout the day.
Suppressing our feelings, ignoring or hiding them can be damaging to our mental health.
When we achieve a goal or something exciting happens we feel good but the emotion is temporary, passes and we return to our baseline. This is healthy as our adrenal system likes equilibrium and calm. Your body and mind tries to protect you from stress (even too much good stress). It also encourages us to keep growing, learning and moving forward. But we want to maintain the good feeling and can feel a bit strange and confused. It can feel like a low compared to the high and take time to adjust.
Our emotions are usually based on our experiences or perceptions but often we don't understand why we feel a certain way - that's normal too. Sometimes we need to pay attention to the causes of our emotions but we don't always have the answers and need to let them be what they really are and get support when we need it. Be patient and kind to yourself and others.
All emotions are valid in themselves for example it can be good to be angry when someones does something wrong or feel sad at loss. Masking our emotions can be harmful to our mental health and make us feel detached or lost. Comparing our lives with other people is really unhelpful as their human experience is not ours and often is not authentic as people portray a perfect life.
The spectrum of emotions we feel is always changing based on our experiences. Listen to yourself, take a moment to be present and aware of your feelings. Your human experience is your own but you can reach out for support when you need. Be honest with yourself, take the time to listen and check in others.