Your life journey is orchestrated, explicitly for you. . . Your soul grows, evolves, and becomes who you are to be, serving in the way that fits your personality, gifts, talents, strengths, and how you show up in life to deliver them. No one can be YOU; that is your superpower. You don't know where the journey will take you, even as you make choices on how to go, it is still unknown territory. And you always have what you need, your personality, gifts, talents, strengths in the tool belt to see you through.
You are your own best friend and compass, and no one else can honestly know your journey as well as you can. Learning how to trust yourself is part of your path, and learning when to ask for support is part of that trust. At times the way or path can be hazy, confusing, and it's okay to ask for guidance from within or a mentor or friend.
Who would be the best support person for where you are at any given time? Our friends, family, and even sometimes the coaches and therapists are not always a good fit for your support system. How do you know who would be the best person to lean on in times you need direction? My advice would be to find the person who is making a conscious choice to grow in their life journey, who is taking action in their emotional health and well being—finding that someone who is doing the work and implementing it in their life.
You might not always need guidance or direction; what you need is understanding what is unfolding before you and how to navigate it emotionally. Emotional management is of crucial importance and is the most undiscussed. Learning about your emotions, what they mean for you, and how to manage them can make all the difference in your experience and how you move forward. Your emotional state and understanding is the foundation for all healing. Changing your thoughts and behaviors is not enough for true healing; it is the understanding and healing of your emotional state that creates real change.
Emotional management is an essential part of the work I do with clients; helping and supporting clients in emotional management gives them inner strength, confidence, and the ability to trust themselves powerfully. Here are some simple steps that I help clients in the processing of emotions:
Learn to identify the emotion.
What is the story you are telling yourself about the emotion?
Learn to understand the truth behind your emotion, and what it is revealing to you.
What action needs to take place in regards to the emotion?
Learning how to implement the action in your everyday life.