Label = Emotional

31 Days in My [Insert Label Here] Skin:

[ E m o t i o n a l ]


It’s hard to know whether not this is because I am a “hormonal” woman, or just because God made me very sensitive to everything going on around me – or maybe it’s just that I ate a spicy meal last night? – but whatever the case is, I feel my feelings very deeply.  I feel the good ones and they feel really really good.  And I feel the tough ones – and they feel really really tough.

And numbing out with alcohol or tv or social media, etc. is not a typical habit of mine.  Today my “coping mechanism” was a good long hike, listening to some Psalms via the Bible App, and a phone conversation with my brother.

Its hard for me to still engage logic despite raging emotions.  So I have learned over the years that when I’m PMS-ing, or deeply grieving, or facing a particularly tricky interpersonal conflict or transition, I might need to just disengage from decision-making for a bit because I don’t tend to make very rational choices during those seasons.  So I just sort of have to put a pause on all of that until things level out in me.

Today… I don’t have any great words of wisdom or anything profound to say.  I am mostly just a jumbled mess of emotions.  But for discipline’s sake (because I really want to be faithful to my goal of posting SOMEthing for 31 straight days as part of this challenge), this is all I’ve got today: I’m emotional.  It’s really annoying a lot of the time.  But it seems to be just the way God has made me and it has proven over and over to be my lot in life. It’s fine. Hopefully I’ll be able to reengage my logic again in a few days after my hormones work themselves out again. But for now: thankful that God and all my “comfy people” Love me no matter what.

Psalm 4
Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness!
    You have given me relief when I was in distress.
    Be gracious to me and hear my prayer!


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What about you?

What do you do to help yourself cope with or navigate a particularly emotional situation or season?

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