Written by: Chereen
Recently, I caught a cold.
I neglected my recovery process, and then I got even more sick.
What started off as a simple cold, turned into a chest cold, which then became full blown bronchitis. By the end of it, I was drained.
I wanted to quickly recover, but then I thought about something. I began to think of the process of recovery when it comes to emotional healing. I reflected and came up with the phrase “emotional cold.”
I thought about how you have to understand the root of your struggle and treat it from where it began. Recovery takes time and patience. It requires immense patience to get to where you want to feel. 50 percent will get you by, but 90 to 100 is where you want to be.
You need you so much, and it’s important to not neglect yourself. On an emotional level- When you go through something, you have to focus on your own well being. It’s so important for you to be attentive to your needs, in order to be able to cater to yourself.
Some days will be tougher than others. You’ll feel emotionally congested, and you will want to turn back and crawl into your bed of emotions and hide. But that isn’t what will heal you. When you accept the pain and deal with it patiently, or alleviate it with the correct treatment; then it gets easier. The congestion becomes less, and you will begin to feel more refreshed.
Trials can be cleansing if you allow for them. You will go through weakness and it will feel like you cannot go any further, you will patiently fight, and then you will overcome. You will have what feels like a setback of emotional congestion, and then you will climb up the hill with newfound energy and strength.
There will be days where you will feel like you have gone back a bit, but it’s okay because it isn’t where you began. You can and you will move forward. Trials will come, struggles are inevitable and with the right tools, healing is always possible.
We all go through emotional colds that test our limits, but we all have the opportunity to rise and move forward.
May you rise today, tomorrow, and every single day that follows. You are stronger than your emotional cold.