7 Signs You Need Immediate Emotional Healing

Do you feel healthy mentally, emotionally, and spiritually? If you're not sure about the answer, continue reading to find out the signs that you need emotional healing.


Emotional healing is necessary

We have all, to varying degrees, endured varying degrees of emotional pain as a result of traumatic experiences we had as children, abusive relationships, and challenging experiences throughout our lives.

All of these traumatizing events can often cause us to avoid our emotions, and we end up becoming wounded souls.

Even though we try to live our lives to the fullest extent possible, these events and the feelings that we suppress can cause a variety of emotional and mental health problems.

Today, over 43.8 million adults are affected by issues related to their mental health on an annual basis.

In addition, approximately ten million people in the United States live with serious mental illness, while one in every five adults in the country suffers from some form of mental illness.

If you have in the past been exposed to traumatic events, it is highly likely that you are in need of emotional healing as you're not aware of how your repressed feelings are affecting you.

Not healing from past traumatic events can not only have negative effects on your mental and physical health, but it can also shake your sense that it is severely affecting your life.

Emotional healing gives you the opportunity to confront challenging feelings from the past, rebalance your mind, body, and spirit, and achieve an overall sense of well-being.

However, in order to start the healing process, you must first become aware of your psychological, emotional, and spiritual issues.

If you are still unsure as to whether or not you need emotional healing, the following are a few signs that will help you:



1. You think negatively

You think negatively

You've developed a pattern of thinking negatively most of the time. You feel like you're stuck in a cycle of pessimism and negativity, in which your mind always focuses on the worst-case scenario first.

You have a hard time maintaining a positive outlook and deny the possibility that life could bring you happiness.

Circumstances and life experiences have made you who you are, but at the same time, you are depriving yourself of life. A touch of positivity can brighten things up and bring you peace of mind, even if it is only temporary.

Once you have recognized this, you will be able to take the first step toward your path to self-healing.

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2. You are no longer intuitive

2. You are no longer intuitive

When we are having a hard time navigating the challenges that life throws at us, we can often rely on our instinct and intuition to guide us to the right direction.

It is our intuition that allows us to predict and understand the outcomes of a situation in advance. Nevertheless, emotional suffering and past traumatic experiences often prevent our intuition from guiding us.

Emotional healing can assist us in re-establishing our connection with our intuition and rebuilding our connection to our gut.



3. You lack trust, compassion. and empathy

3. You lack trust, compassion and empathy

Do you ever feel as though you can't trust others anymore? Do you find it hard to empathize with others and show compassion towards them?

Our thoughts, beliefs, and perceptions can frequently change because of challenging experiences and interactions. But if you allow your emotions to control your life, you will lose control of yourself.

You have to learn to stand up for yourself and take charge of your life. You have to trust your loved ones so that they can help you find a way out of this vicious cycle of negativity.

When we don't let our emotions control us, an admiring, genuine, and compassionate state of mind and heart moves through our involvement and connection with others, regardless of their behavior.



4. You think way too much

4. You think way too much

When you need emotional healing, your mind tends to be constantly overloaded. You start to think about everything in an effort to keep your mind off of the thing that's really bothering you, but all it does is it makes you more confused.

When you avoid confronting challenging thoughts and feelings, your mind starts to overwork, and you begin to feel unnecessary stress and anxiety as a result.

Your performance at work, your relationships, and other aspects of your life are negatively impacted as a result.

It is just like a vicious trap, and once you are caught in it, it can consume you; however, if you manage to free yourself, you get to a safe place.

This is the reason why ancient texts refer to it as the “monkey spirit” that tirelessly jumps from one branch to another. Only when we decide to take control of it and tame our mind does it become our follower.



5. You're very reactive

5. You're very reactive

Do you feel like you're more anxious, moody, irritable, and angry than usual? If this is the case, it is a sign that you need psychological healing.

You have a hard time controlling your emotions when working through emotional and psychological traumatic experiences.

You'll feel even more agitated and angry, and you won't be able to calm down. You tend to react aggressively to even the smallest “provocation,” without thinking about the impact that your actions may have on others.

As we encounter difficult experiences that evoke strong emotions, the response to these encounters is self-empowering rather than a reaction.

When we do, we are very likely to treat ourselves with healthy and beneficial energy.



6. You have a hard time letting go

6. You have a hard time letting go

You tend to cling to outdated thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and memories, even when you know they are doing you no good.

You desperately cling to negative thoughts and emotions instead of letting go, even though you know the damage they are doing to you and the world around you.

But only by letting go of emotions like fear, jealousy, and anger can you finally begin to control your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.

Instead of trying to avoid uncomfortable feelings, try to acknowledge and accept them as a natural part of who you are. This is how you start the process of letting go.

It is only by stepping out of our comfort zone that we can adventure, have the opportunity to look at life from a different perspective, grow as a person, and, most importantly, develop the courage to look within.

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7. You feel depressed

7. You feel depressed

The first step toward true emotional healing is becoming aware of the problems you're facing and acknowledging that you are hurting inside.

If you feel overly anxious, stressed, and depressed most of the time, it means you need to actively start healing yourself.

The more we hurt ourselves, the more susceptible we are to becoming paralyzed by depression. Rachelle Williams, a Vedic educator, explains that depression has a deep impact on our ability to function and perform everyday activities.

As a result, it is difficult and overwhelming to know where to start in order to overcome depression.

Sadness is the lowest emotion in depression and anxiety is the lowest emotion in anxiety. The only way to make sure that our feelings, thoughts, and behaviors are not ruled by these emotions is to confront them head-on.

Healing our minds and our health through self-reflection and action is exactly what helps with some types of depression and anxiety.

Here are some additional signs that indicate you need to heal emotionally:

  • Certain things like words, songs, and places often act as emotional triggers and open old wounds.
  • Most of the time you tend to overreact because you feel there is a deeper problem at stake.
  • You have a hard time forgiving others and tend to hold grudges longer than you should.
  • Certain memories from the past are constantly playing in your head.
  • You feel insecure, which affects your confidence.
  • You suffer from certain cognitive dissonances.
  • You are struggling to maintain your relationships with your family and romantic partner.
  • You feel trapped in the same monotonous routine every day.
  • You feel anxious and overwhelmed all the time.
  • You have the inner feeling that something in you and your life has to change.
  • You're afraid to live your life fully because you feel it will only get worse.


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Is on a mission to make the world a better place, one happy soul at a time. She is a qualified yoga teacher, Reiki Master, spiritual coach, and author of many spiritual articles in famous online journals.

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