WEEK TWO: EMOTIONAL EXPRESSION
I recommend that you do this practice as least twice over the next week and return to it anytime you feel resistant, anxious, or overwhelmed. You can even do it when you feel numb, tired or uninspired since boredom and fatigue can be another form of resistance.
REFLECTION: What emotions felt easier or harder to access? Were you surprised by this? What might happen if you did this practice regularly? How might your anxiety and exhaustion levels be affected? What about your relationships? Do you think you might edit yourself less and be able to express your more difficult emotions with a bit more ease, gentleness or thoughtfulness? Might you be less reactive or overwhelmed when you get triggered, without a "backlog" of stuffed emotions... pressing up against the present emotion?