I’ve got a question for you and I want you to think really hard about it:
Do you struggle with expressing difficult emotions?
Don’t worry – it’s normal to wrestle with big emotions.
When we are troubled or dealing with difficult emotions and can’t process them right away, our feelings and emotions go into a place we call our emotional balloons. Sometimes, our emotional balloons get so full we do or say things that harm others or ourselves.
So in order to foster healthy relationships and handle those difficult emotions, we have to check-in with ourselves and find ways to lighten the load and express our feelings in a helpful way.
As adults, it’s our duty to set an example for our kiddos so that they feel comfortable listening to their wants and needs, expressing their emotions, and having self-compassion for themselves even in tough situations.
Today, we want to share with you 10 ways you can empty your emotional balloon BEFORE it gets too full. We hope this inspires you to explore what you need and we hope it’s helpful when you are experiencing difficult emotions.
Feel free to share with your little one(s) as a helpful tool for emptying their emotional balloons.
Let’s Dive In:
🎈10 WAYS TO EMPTY YOUR EMOTIONAL BALLOONS 🎈
1. Hang with friends 🤝
2. Dance it out 💃
3. Listen to music 🎧
4. Take a moment to stop breathe 🧘
5. Read a book 📖
6. Give someone a hug 🤗
7. Make yourself laugh 🤣
8. Draw a picture or do something creative 🎨
9. Talk to someone you trust 🗣
10. Don’t hold back your tears – cry it out 😭
These are only some of the ways you can empty your emotional balloon and it’s okay if none of these are what you need at this moment. Each of us may need something different to help release the pent-up emotions we have inside so it’s a good idea to try new things and explore what helps you manage your emotions a little easier.
Click below to watch a video from our founder, Vicki Abadesco! that further explains the importance of emptying your emotional balloon and while you’re at it, follow us on our Instagram!
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