An Insight Into Your Feelings And Sensations.

An insight into your feelings and sensations.

As we find ourselves in a new environment, aka the pandemic world, there is no wonder many of us are experiencing new feelings or even physical sensations. Sometimes we might not even understand where they come from or what they mean. Of course, you will always be the person who understands your body best, but we would like to humbly offer some insights into feelings you might be experiencing and how to manage them.

Note: this post is offered not as a diagnose manual, but rather as a helping tool for you to understand yourself better. 

Feelings:

  • Sad thoughts and feelings that come and go in waves
  • Extreme longing for the things to go back to how they were
  • Refusal to accept the situation

Physical sensations:

  • Dry mouth 
  • Fatigue 
  • Less appetite

Possible explanation:

Grief. As strange as it sounds you might be experiencing a form of grief. You might be grieving the loss of normalcy or connection. You might also be grieving what the future holds for all of us in this situation, that feels endless. 

And before you start searching about grief stages, we would like to let you know that they are not applicable in this case, so don’t feel like you must be following a certain pattern with your emotions. Just acknowledge your feelings and use the techniques at the end of the post to help you deal with them.

Feelings:

  • Extreme worrying
  • Feeling restless
  • Feeling irritable

Physical sensation:

  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Tense muscles

Possible explanation:

You could be feeling anxious (do not confuse with anxiety disorder). And honestly, it wouldn’t be surprising or “abnormal” in this situation at all. 

There are a lot of things that could make people anxious in this pandemic, but once you recognise those feelings, it is important to take action to let your body and mind rest in these difficult times.

Feelings:

  • Extreme changes in sleep pattern (not changes of your choice)
  • Feeling overwhelmed and unmotivated
  • Racing thoughts

Physical sensations:

  • Racing heart
  • Muscle tension in neck, shoulders or face
  • Headaches

Possible explanation:

All these might be the signs of stress. When stressed our body is in a “fight-or-flight” state and is prepared to save us from danger. But what if the “danger” cannot be seen or dealt with immediately? Well, our bodies become extremely tired when staying in this alert state for a while, thus making us experience all these physical and mental feelings. 

The truth is, the remedies for the stress are quite simple and when performed regularly can prevent your body from going into that overwhelm in the future.

These tips and tricks might sound very simple and even cliché. But the reason why they are used so widely is because they truly work. We would like to offer them to you one more time and maybe you could benefit from them when experiencing any negative feelings (or maybe to prevent such): 

  • Generate at least three positive thoughts for every negative one (maybe you will need to start with at least one at the beginning and work your way up)
  • Practice mindfulness (meditation/grounding techniques/following your breath)
  • Take care of your physical health to help your mental one
  • Try eating a healthier diet. Even though it does not seem fun, it will do wonders to your mental health
  • Make time for your hobbies and interests to increase those “feel happy” hormones
  • Seek professional help. It is never a sign of weakness and it could help you understand and take care of yourself better 

Meanwhile stay connected to yourself, stay home and stay safe!

P.S. Here is a video resource if you’d like to find out more about grief (but again, do not pay too much attention to the stages).

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