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uncomfortable feelingsWe have all felt uncomfortable at one time or another. We get our feelings hurt by others because we misunderstand their motives. We feel uncomfortable in our skin because we are not making good choices. When we aren’t really sure what others are thinking, we can feel left out. Our opinion of ourselves suffers because we’re dealing with drug and alcohol addiction. If you can relate to any one of these scenarios, you might be feeling insecure and unworthy without realizing that there is a way out. The good news is when you become uncomfortable, you will get to a point where you want to identify your feelings and then choose to become rid of them. 


Feelings aren’t facts

The first thing you need to consider is that feelings are fleeting. Emotions can convince you that they are real. Believing something in your brain does not make it real. Your emotions aren’t based on definitive evidence; they are subjective reactions to temporary situations. Even if you did some terrible things when drinking and using, everyone makes mistakes, and everyone deserves a reprieve in humanity. 


This too shall pass

Feelings only get worse as you continue to give them power, which proves they are entirely subjective. Accepting that emotions will come and go is part of the healing process in recovery. Using tools such as meditation, exercise, being of service, or going to a meeting can help you to change your perspective and overcome your deceptive feelings.


Mind over matter

You think, therefore you are. Using this type of mentality, you can think yourself out of allowing negative self-talk and criticism to rent space in your head any longer. Train your thoughts to be positive by stating daily affirmations about yourself. No matter what has happened in the past, you need to welcome that you are a beautiful soul, worthy of recovery. 


Uncomfortable feelings are difficult to deal with, but you are more powerful than they are. When you start feeling distressed, get into action, and take away the power. You have more productive things to be doing in your recovery than to let your feelings bog you down for no real reason at all. 


At The Guest House Ocala, our recovery programs include many experiential modalities, including traditional therapy, conscious connected breathwork, equine therapy, somatic experiencing, art in healing, grief therapy, mindfulness, and other forms of therapy.

Call 855-483-7800 today for more information.