It can be a really emotional time at the moment, can’t it? Family situations, work coming to a crunch period as everyone tries to wrap a million things, and I don’t know about you, but I have a lot of friends going through breakups. Working out what’s ours to be responsible for emotionally is vital.
I created this little graphic, so you have something easy to refer to, but these are really intended as a starting point, for you to work out your emotional boundaries and communication. Some ideas include:
- Enquiring more into what they mean, to gather more information before a response is given.
Take pause. Quiet (not angry) silence is always an option.
- Understanding ‘I’m feeling pretty raw right now and understand I might be misinterpreting this’.
- It’s been a huge year and fatigue might have me not seeing this for what it is.
- What is my contribution to this in reality, and what will it be moving forward also?
Journaling your feelings and thoughts is a really great way to get this from your subconscious out into the world via paper! It gives you something to begin to work with.
Written with love,