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How to Let Your Emotions Be Free

Updated: Nov 12, 2023

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Hi there wonderful people! Do you suppress your emotions? If you do, you're not alone, I do too. Let's figure out how to share our emotions together!

​​So, I'm the type of guy that LOVES listening to various forms of entertainment, such as movie-streaming, audiobooks, and music. They provide me with motivation and strength to keep going. However, I've found something a little scary about my entertainment binging habits: sometimes I binge to avoid feeling emotions.

What a lot of articles seem to miss is that, sometimes, we have hidden emotions.

Hidden Emotions: emotions that show themselves by our actions, not by the feelings we express.

It’s important to always take a second to look at yourself in the mirror and look back on your habits, your activities, and ask yourself “are they healthy for me?”, because if you don't, you may just be suppressing your emotions by hiding behind the fulfilling sensation of binge watching (like I sadly have done, and many days still do...).

It's easy to suppress emotions, and I get it and do it all the time.

I suppress my emotions because I'm scared of what other people are going to say when I actually speak up. I'm scared of being judged. And I'm most scared of being abandoned or feeling lonely because other people can't sympathize or show any compassion for me. And what really sucks is that all these fears come from past experiences, which may have happened to you too.

So I've come up with some tips and tricks I've learned since hospitalization for depression I'd like to share with you. Here are my tips for letting your emotions out instead of suppressing them:

  1. Keep an eye out for binging entertainment. Check yourself with a buddy system or an app timer. Binging entertainment can be a sign that you're suppressing emotions

  2. Ask yourself when was the last time you had a good cry in front of someone. Have you been open enough to cry with a friend or family member? Crying is natural and for some of us society has caused us to think otherwise.

  3. Look at the emotions that you surround yourself with. The movies you watch, music you listen to, and the aesthetics of your environment. You may not be verbally expressing an emotion, but you might be showing it unconsciously!

  4. Sometimes we don't know what we feel, and that's alright. The first step is always to recognize when we feel disconnected from our emotions.

*Remember: emotions are part of what makes life amazing to live in. Sometimes we have to express our sadness to find the light on the other side.

At IMANNI Music, we believe in the power of music and self-expression as a means of healing and growth. I hope this article/blog was helpful!

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