We have all had experiences of emotional pains at some point in our lives. There are, however, people who choose to turn that pain into power while others hold them into their conscious, paralyzing their inner self. Pain connects human beings but what distinguishes us is how we deal with our suffering. The majority have onto their hurts such that it demoralizes them from exploring their potential due to the fear of losing once more. Pain is part of life and exists to make you stronger. No matter how hard you avoid taking risks, wounds will always be there, so there is no reason to hold back your potential and capabilities. We have ever had a way to get past it.
Birgit Yegülalp, the founder of Cheering with Birgit, has helped professionals face their fears and live a happy and productive life. She worked in the corporate world before, holding high positions, but she realized that it wasn’t her purpose in life. She also realized that many employees are in the corporate world due to their fear of risks associated with starting a business. She concluded that the only way to live a happy life is by getting out of the comfort zone to live your legacy. A study by Small Business Trends shows that 26% of entrepreneurs start a business as their boss, 23% due to passion, and 19% due to an opportunity that presents itself. To be happy about being your boss and following your passion is what will make you live a productive life. Here are ways of quickly forgetting your pains to allow for productivity.
- Create a Positive Mindset to Outweigh The Painful Thoughts
A mindset that reminds you of getting over a difficult situation and a better future will encourage you to keep working on yourself. An attitude full of positivity and determination to outlive the problem to become better is a great ally. Always keep in mind the end goal. We all have a common ultimate goal in life, which is happiness. You have to keep moving in life, working on getting better to allow room for productivity, contentment, and joy.
For years Birgit Yegülalp struggled with her happiness after her father was diagnosed with cancer. She had to postpone her dreams of traveling the world, working in scuba diving, and starting her business. Realizing that life is much more valuable, she took a 10-day silent meditation course that gradually started opening her from the inside. Her father passed on four years later, and she was in deep pain and agony. However, due to the treatment she had been inflicting on herself to get better, she helped, and she did it with more diligence.
- Engage in Self-Care
Self-care involves care of your body and emotions without including medications. It consists of doing things that bring you comfort and joy, concentrating on your needs first. People often get hurt and feel as if it is their destiny and will not quickly get over the situation. This perception is not accurate, as self-care is a powerful strategy in quickly getting over your most challenging conditions. Self-care starts from embracing the pains, allowing emotions to run, and seeking comfort in the things you love. It could be listening to music, cooking, traveling, chatting with friends, recreational activities like swimming and sports, among others. Birgit also found joy in Scuba diving and traveling, such that she once quit a job to work in scuba diving.
- Seek Professional Help
If you are struggling to let go of your emotions, a professional could be the final solution. It could be challenging to implement some of these tips to recovery by yourself, and seeking experienced professionals will help you go through the process.
The above are practical tips to help you get over your hurts and in a less sophisticated way. Birgit Yegülalp has a podcast, Cheering with Birgit, that she has leveraged to assist people with their struggles in life and has established a diverse clientele base. With Birgit, you could get inspired and be more of yourself. Follow her on Instagram or LinkedIn to be empowered.