Fit to burst. Dealing with your overwhelmingly positive feelings

Do you sometimes feel like you’re about to burst? From happiness, joy, love? Any form of overwhelming positive feeling? Do you find yourself confused, perplexed even? What should you be doing about it? Should you be doing something about it?

My answer is hell yes!

I sometimes wake up feeling ON TOP of the world. Other times I have so much love within myself that I can barely contain myself! And other times I feel like I can take on the world, g*ddammit! I feel so positive it hurts. What do I do about it? Well, read on to find out.

These are my top tips for how to deal with your happy, bouncy, vibrant emotions:

  1. Accept it
    Acceptance is a big part of a happy, healthy and fulfilling life. Accept that you’re feeling great. I don’t want to hear any “oh, but I’m not good enough” or “I’m not worthy”. You are totally worth it! And you deserve to feel this good. This is a great sign that you’re starting to heal and on the road to recovery. Woo!
  2. Embrace it
    Ride that positive emotional wave, baby! Society teaches us to subdue/manage our emotions but actually I don’t think that’s a very healthy thing to do at all. I’ve suppressed my emotions for
    far too long and it just numbs all feelings in general, be they good or bad. So just sit back and enjoy!
  3. Amplify those positive vibes
    Make the most of your happiness, joy or whatever great feeling that is coursing through your body. Do something kind and loving for yourself to increase those awesome feelings. Have a lovely cup of earl grey tea, go for a walk, read your favourite book, do your happy dance in the living room. Do whatever makes you happy! You can even make a little ritual out of it so that when you next feel this great (or greater!) it will be less of a shock to you and you can accept and embrace the feelings more easily and quickly.
  4. Get creative
    We’re all born creative. It is such a cathartic and wonderful release once you tap into your inner creativity. Don’t worry what others will think – you’re doing this for yourself. Journal, draw,
    paint. You will feel sooo great afterwards, I promise!
  5. Share with your nearest and dearest
    Feeling the love for those in your life? Tell them! Feeling happy because of a great weekend away with your bestie? Tell them! Have you been offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity? Share it,
    girlfriend! Sharing and celebrating is a natural human behaviour. Make the most of when great things are happening.

Give the above a go when you’re next fit to burst and let me know how you get on!

Do you manage your positive vibes another way? I’d love to hear what you do. Leave a comment or drop me a line at livingvibrantpassion@gmail.com.

To living with vibrant passion!

Karrie x

Healing. It’s a bumpy ride. But it’s worth it.

I want to apologise in advance if this post isn’t as upbeat as you might expect. I have had a not-so-great experience and it’s made me feel sick. So much so that I need to post this blog as a form of therapy. And to be true to my journey, documenting the downs and not just the ups. So here goes. Honesty on tap.

Today has been a good day. I was feeling really positive, I think I might even have felt a little self-love for myself. I was even fantasising about this amazing post I was going to write about loving yourself. Then this evening happened. I experienced a panic attack so strong, I burst into deep, loud, gut-wrenching sobs. I spiralled into it within a matter of seconds. I haven’t had one in a long time, I can’t even remember when the last one was, and then here was one right out of the blue. I was totally unprepared.

The trigger? My therapy session. The worst part is that the session had been going so well and it had just ended. Then my therapist made a comment, thinking out loud about what we’d talked about, and it opened a big can of worms. She really hit on something. I felt as though a ghost had walked over my grave. I managed to laugh it off at the time and bury the feelings. That’s what I’m good at after all. That’s how I’ve survived all the sh*t that happened in my childhood.

But as soon as I got home, the panic attack hit at full force and the uncontrollable sobbing started. I contacted my therapist and we spoke over the phone to help calm me down, but I’m still feeling the after-effects. I’m feeling down. Down, down, down, down. I hate myself. I want to cry but don’t want to cry. I feel empty inside. I feel dirty. I feel ashamed. I feel pain.

Yet at the same time, a very small part of me  feels OK with the fact that I feel like I do. And what I’ve realised is that that’s the thing with healing. You know that at the end there is a bright light, you will be free of the pain, hurt, trauma, whatever demons you carry. But to get there you have to feel that pain, that hurt, that trauma. That’s the only way to deal with your issues. Embrace the pain and you will get better.

So I guess I’m writing from a point of acceptance. I accept that I will experience a rollercoaster of emotions. There will be ups and there will most certainly be downs. But that’s OK because once I’ve dealt with the crap, I will be free. Free of the pain, of the hurt. Free to love with open arms. Free to embrace life. Free to live life to its fullest. And that for me is worth it.

Have you been on a rollercoaster journey? What was it like for you? Or are you in the midst of one? Leave a comment below or email me – I’d love for you to share your experience with me.

Karrie x

 

Welcome aboard!

Hey, hey! Thanks for stopping by. I’m so happy that you’ve come across my freshly baked blog. If you’re reading this, you’ll be one of my first ever readers. Wow, to think that I might have readers. Unimaginable. I’m honoured that you’ve taken the time to read this.

As I’m just starting out, my blog is pretty bare, but I have just written my first page. It’s a little glimpse into my past and where I’m at now. I’d love for you to get to know me a little better so check it out here.

And I’m hoping that as my blog develops, I can spread some joy, happiness, sparkle, and inspiration in your life.

I’d love for you to join me on my journey. I would also love to hear from you. Tell me a little about yourself. Let me know what you think of my blog. Is there anything in particular that you’d like me to write about? Or you just wanna say hi? That’s cool, too. Ping me an email on livingvibrantpassion@gmail.com.

To vibrant passion and beyond.

Karrie x