Emotional Wreck

When I was having dinner the other night with my mum we were having a conversation about emotions, Prozac and Valium and if there should be a need for them… Watch Passengers (2016)

Random kind of conversation but it brought up an interesting point that we had previously noticed in the dog at fireworks night a couple of years ago.

When you take medication to block your emotions it can be a really stressful and difficult experience to not be able to let the emotions out.

I would just like to say at this point, I am in no way suggesting that if you have been prescribed these medications from your Dr you should stop taking them…

What I am thinking about is how you can’t feel what sometimes you need to feel (these medications can be useful when the emotions are so overwhelming you can’t function).

There was also a memory that particularly from the older generations (my gran) that you weren’t really allowed to publically show your emotions. I remember being told at one grandparents death that I had cried enough now, I had to stop and be fine…

I definitely got the Wilson’s not showing emotion gene, my mum will cry hearing a song, all the way through Love Actually, and I am pretty sure she cried at a Christmas advert…

Why is it that some of us don’t want to feel the emotions? Why is it that we have this thing about being so strong we can deal with anything but don’t need to experience the emotion of life…

I believe that we are a walking emotion. We are happiness, sadness, anger, joy, despair, courage… we are every emotion you can think of and we should allow ourselves to be and feel them all. If you numb and dampen one, you numb and dampen everything…

If you can’t feel sadness then you can’t feel joy…

It’s not just prescription medication that we use to numb our emotions… there are so many things from watching TV, shopping, drinking to eating. Anything that distracts us from being and feeling numbs our emotions.

Take notice of the things you are doing. What is it that you are trying not to feel?

Is there anything that I can do to help?

With love

Jen x

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