Three Practices for Writing through Negative Emotion

We all want to feel good. That’s just a normal, human desire. The catch is that by always trying to feel good and not own the feeling bad part of ourselves, we allow negative emotion to grow. Bad feelings grow in the dark, where they are left to fester. Personally, I find it difficult to admit I’m feeling negative emotions like anger, sadness or anxiety. However, when I shine the light of awareness and open acceptance on the emotions I’ve labelled ‘bad’ I’m giving myself the opportunity to learn from them. This can transform them into something helpful.