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How to Feel Better

It’s important to be aware of the feelings we’re processing at the time.

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Resources for Feeling Better in Any Given Moment and Riding Out Heavy Emotions


Feelings are associated with many factors influenced by the state that the body is, the circumstances triggering an emotional response, the nature of our relationships, the expectations that the mind pre-sets, the forecasting of what could happen, etc. These are just a few examples that would help us identify the source of our feelings.

In an interview for Scientific American, neurologist Antonio Damasio explains the difference between emotions and feelings. Although they’re used interchangeably, it’s important to realize their differences when we’re on a pursuit of self-mastery. He mentions:

“Emotions are more or less the complex reactions the body has to certain stimuli. When we are afraid of something, our hearts begin to race, our mouths become dry, our skin turns pale and our muscles contract. This emotional reaction occurs automatically and unconsciously. Feelings occur after we become aware in our brain of such physical changes; only then do we experience the feeling of fear.”

When it comes to decision-making and how we view ourselves, it’s important to be aware of the feelings we’re processing at the time. The good news is that you can alter your feelings and reach for the ones that are more constructive, stabilizing, and empowering.

Here are some recommendations for feeling better and moving out of a funk:

  1. Take Action: Is there anything you can do that will be the antidote to your current feeling? For example, if you’re feeling low because of something or someone, can you change your focus of attention and call a friend who makes you laugh? Can you get up and rearrange your room/living space? Can you exercise at least 30-minutes daily? Keep asking yourself “What can I do that I know would make me feel better?”
  2. Remind yourself of how many times in the past your feelings suddenly changed when something positive or exciting occurred. Feelings are like the weather. They change and have a purpose. The clouds move away, the sun shines again, the rain nourishes the ground.
  3. Positive Affirmations: Reading and repeating statements out loud that are grounding will shift your body’s response to any triggering stimuli and help you feel safe and calm. Statements such as: I invite harmony and balance to my being. Life has a way of working out for me. I trust the timing of my life, will help you become more present in the moment.
  4. Assess your physical body. Make sure you’re not deficient in nutrients, hydration, and overall well-being. Often, emotions are tied to the body asking for help. So instead of focusing on the symptom, address the root. Sometimes, eating a well-balanced meal, hydrating your body and getting some rest can take care of everything.
  5. Feelings are also contagious. The company you keep and the energy you’re around directly impact how you view life and respond to stimuli. It’s important to be conscious of your exposures. Are you around people and environments that are inspiring, forward-thinking or positive in nature? Or Are you being dragged down by the nay-sayers, and fixed mindsets? To feel better, you must be around people that are feeling better than you.

Recommended resources to help you feel better...

Each of the below resources are ones I use personally and professionally - whether I'm aligning myself for my own best day (or night), or preparing a resource list for a client - So while some of the links are affiliate links - all of them are golden.
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Smudge Kit

Beautiful Energy Cleansing Kit

What is it?

White Sage, Cedar, Flower Sage, Yerba Santa, Palo Santo for Home Cleansing, Blessing, Manifesting, Love. Smudging is a simple ritual designed to clear negative energy. It helps to purify, re-energize, restore, cleanse and balance you or your space with peace, calmness, and positive intentions.

Why do I recommend this?

Frequent smudging is an easy and simple way to cleanse your energy. I love this kit because it has all the goodies you need to recenter yourself. It’s been shown that smudging relieves stress and clears your space of any heavy energy that doesn’t serve you. HANDCRAFTED WITH ORGANIC & ETHICALLY HARVESTED INGREDIENTS: Wild-crafted white sage sticks from the hills of California, every part of this kit has been carefully selected and assembled as to not harm the environment.

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Lotus Buddha

Hand Incense Cone Burner

What is it?

Handmade Ceramic Lotus Buddha Hand Waterfall Incense Burner. Incense burning is an ancient tradition. It is loved by many around the world who like to practice, meditation, yoga, and stillness. It helps people living with a fast-paced lifestyle to experience a moment of peace.

Why do I recommend this?

This beautiful incense burner immediately adds a Zen-like vibe to your space and helps you to relax your mind. The structure of the burner is beautiful and complements any style. The lotus flower is a lovely touch and transforms your mind into a happy and more content place.

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Valerian Root Tea Organic

Caffeine Free Herbal Tea

What is it?

Valerian tea is made from the roots of the valerian plant. It boasts a potent, earthy flavor with an aroma that is refreshing and contains notes of pine. The strong flavor of the tea may be a bit overwhelming for some palettes, but the tea flavor can be balanced with the addition of a touch of raw honey. Valerian root can reduce acute stress and anxiety.

Why do I recommend this?

Check with your primary care practitioner to see if drinking valerian tea is ok for your body. Valerian root contains valerenic acid, isovaleric acid and a variety of antioxidants. According to an article published in Healthline, valerenic acid has been found to inhibit the breakdown of GABA in the brain, resulting in feelings of calmness and tranquility. This is the same way anti-anxiety medications like Valium and Xanax work.

It’s time to shift the focus from what’s wrong with you, to what’s right with you, and what’s right for you.

Let’s inspire your pursuit of the life you deserve to live.

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