What can your bladder teach you about expressing your feelings?

October-02-2013 0 comments

tumblr_static_let_it_goI never thought the day would come when I would be drawing a life lesson out of needing to urinate, but when there is a teachable moment, I’m all for it.

Here goes.

One of the many valuable lessons I learned from my mom was to make sure that I went to the bathroom before getting into the car. After all, what if I unexpectedly hit traffic and had to sit in the car for hours? While it is extremely practical advice and one that I have silently thanked her for a thousand times (while sitting in traffic!), I never would imagined the bonus lesson it gave me on expressing my true feelings.

Here is the link. What happens if you have to go to the bathroom and you hold it…and hold it…and hold it? Aside from things potentially getting backed up, it can be uncomfortable, painful, frustrating and even unhealthy, right?

The same goes for holding in your true feelings – that sadness you feel, the anger you have towards a family member or the frustration you feel towards your boss or co-worker. When these true feelings are kept inside you, the bottom line is, they back things up! They cause stress, anxiety, anger, frustration and the list goes on.

Do you want to live like that? What would free up inside of you if you just let this all go? How clean would your internal pipes become? And what would be possible for you from this clean slate?

Your mission this week: Give yourself full permission to let it all out. Embrace your true feelings. Express your frustration. Give yourself the permission to cry or for that matter celebrate your accomplishments. This is your lesson in cleansing your internal pipes before getting back on the road of life.

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