How to Become Emotionally Free

In many cases, people slip into a life of “quiet desperation” without ever making an attempt at gaining emotional freedom. Even though it’s a difficult path to navigate, it is possible to become emotionally free with the right approach and enough support from people around you. Read on to learn how to become emotionally free.


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    First, you need to make an effort to identify a list of things that make you feel emotional strained and worried. For instance, you can make a list of things in a journal and write down the examples of how all these affected your life negatively in the past.

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    Identify your support network and its different members. Speak to each of them about your situation and your desire to become emotionally free. Allow yourself to cross some previous members off the list, and add others on, as your experience changes.

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    Find a release valve for stress and tension that helps you get through difficult parts of the process. Consider exercise, sports, journal writing or a hobby that lets you forget yourself and your journey to become emotionally free for at least a few hours a week.

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    Reach outside of your support network for help from someone who can be objective and has experience with helping people through emotionally troubling times. You might look up to a therapist, a life coach, a religious figure or a teacher as possible people to assist you through the process. If you don't find the right help immediately continue looking for it until you do.

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    Mark your progress and be open about improvements in your emotional life with your friends and family. At the same time, start to open up to people around you about all the things which you feel are wrong.

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    Put periods of regression, or falling off your emotional wagon, into perspective by understanding them as temporary missteps that occur when someone goes through any kind of training. Do what you need to do to get past a regression but try to get back on track to become emotionally free.

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