Feelings are inevitable. There are days when you will feel on top of the world and there are days when you will want to throw in the towel and hop a train to the middle of Far Far Away. On Tuesday you may be in love and elated, and by Thursday you may be alone and lonely. The ebb and flow of emotions can be overwhelming, but if you learn to ride that wave, you can use the feminine power of those emotions to live the fullness of the human experience.
Has there been a time when you've held your real feelings inside because you were embarrassed? Our society teaches us to hide what we feel and keep moving forward, moving on. Early on, we're taught to believe that women look weak when they show emotion. Guess what?! We are women, and our ability to feel and express our many emotions is part of what makes us so effing amazing.
This year I have learned that one of the most important things you can do is to feel your feelings. If you feel sad, be sad. If you feel like the sexiest woman in the room, you sure as hell are the sexiest woman in the room. Own what you feel right now. And tell people.
Sit down with your sadness and get comfortable. Learn how to operate from a sad place because you will undoubtedly find yourself there again one day. Strut your sexy and flirt with every man, woman, and stop sign as you walk down the street. Have fun with yourself. Find peace within each particular emotion, even when it seems impossible. When the time comes be done with that feeling, let it go, but not one second before you're ready. There will be a new feeling to be felt soon enough, and it may be wonderful or it may be wretched, but you'll have plenty of time to feel it when it gets here.
Of course, there are things you can do to prepare yourself for those emotional bumps in the road before you come to them. Schedule some time to check in with yourself every now and then to see how you're doing. Take a few minutes each day to journal, feel your feelings, or jog through your brain checking out the scenery. Acknowledge each thought or emotion as it enters your mind, then let it pass. Scheduling that time to face your feels, may help avoid unanticipated emotional breakdowns, and at the very least it will prepare you with your very own personalized toolbox, so you can get yourself back up and running before too much life passes you by.
Megan Sicheri is a certified Fitness Expert who has a passion for helping women find their inner and outer badass. She believes that by using fitness as a foundation, all women can achieve confidence, happiness, and still enjoy a glass of wine. In her spare time you can find her playing in the kitchen, perusing farmer's markets, and laughing at her own jokes. Come get your glow on and learn how to make fitness a permanent lifestyle: megansicheri.com.