Have you ever got off the phone with someone and felt like bleh?
That is the feeling I had yesterday, and it took some time for me to recuperate. I am an introvert, and prefer to not talk much. I actually enjoy writing more. However, I do enjoy deep conversations. You know the ones that make you think, and feel good afterwards, not the conversations that make you feel as if you’re running out of breathe. In other words, you feel suffocated while listening to the other person. What do you do when you’re in this situation? Sometimes you get caught off guard. And that’s annoying right? Also, it depends on what the conversation was about. If it was something serious, you can’t help but to think about that situation, but then you become distracted by the other persons tone. It’s like swimming nonstop, and then your arms begin to hurt. Exhausting right?
What I had to teach myself is to not dwell on the matter. Instead, I’d use that energy towards something productive. I was too sore to work out, so I did some reading instead. At the moment, I have three books in rotation. But this one in particular, will help release negative tension. It’s called The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav. The book is over 300 pages, yet it touches on everything that is harmful to the soul. He also outlines what can be done to help enhance your soul, such as how to handle toxic people and conversations. This is one of the many reasons why I created this blog. Whenever you’re feeling some type of way, find something to help escape. But it has to be productive. I can guarantee that if one chooses food, or partying, as an example, he nor she will feel amazing the next day. Those types of activities can sometimes add to the negative feelings.
It is all in how you deal with those feelings, at that moment that will help you come out of it. Try not to do anything temporary, where you’d find yourself doing again (like eating and partying). Not to say that these activities are bad, it is necessary. This is just a reminder to not utilize those activities as a coping mechanism. Reading and writing has always been an escape for me, and sometimes you just need the right book to get into it. I find that reading is not just FUNdamental, but it is like another form of meditation. We all need to take a break from our thoughts to create better ones. Reading won’t take the thoughts, and feelings away completely, but it’ll allow you to open your mind, and revitalize your spirit.