What do you do when you’re life falls apart?
This week I had the opportunity to participate in a Stanford #medx google hangout to talk about the relationship between emotions and physical health. One thing that @MamaSissyKat said is that she allows herself to throw a pity party for 3 days, experience her emotions and then move on.
I do a very similar thing. Whenever I’m feeling sad, lonely, upset, angry, ect. I allow myself to feel the emotions. Really feel them. If I need to cry, I CRY! If I need to yell. You bet your butts I’m yelling. If we don’t allow ourselves to feel our emotions and continually sweep them under the rug, they will manifest as something else. And a lot of times they’re not a positive manifestation.
I’m pretty much obsessed with Jason Mraz’s new album YES! His positivity just radiates from this album. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve belted ‘Long Drive’ or ‘Love Someone’ with my top down and my music turned way up.
“I’ve found myself in this realm of positive music lately,” he said after performing his besotted 2008 track “Lucky.” Although he was refreshingly clear-eyed about how he got there — “I don’t wake up under the rainbow; I have to make the rainbow” . . . In order for a rainbow to shine, the occasional shower has to come through.
Today’s mind, body, music song is straight off of Mraz’s YES! album and can help us gain some perspective on our life. The above quote has been taken from an article in the Boston Globe. I love how Maura Johnston, the Globe correspondent, writes, “In order for a rainbow to shine, the occasional shower has to come through”.
How true is that statement?!
We can’t have flowers without rain.
We can’t have tomatoes without rain.
We can’t have sunshine without rain.
And just like the rain, we can’t have the good without the bad. It’s all in how you view the bad. Do you dwell on it? Let it consume you so much that you lose sight of the sun? How do you deal with things when your life falls apart?
Let’s all take a lesson from Mr. Mraz and allow ourselves to know that above the clouds the sun is still shining 🙂
Wishing You A Pain Free Day!