Sometimes it’s easy to describe how we’re feeling inside. Other times, we just feel “off,” different or overwhelmed and can’t really pinpoint what’s going on.
Even when we can’t exactly name the emotion or what’s causing it, we can still take actions to improve the way we feel and take care of ourselves.
Feeling weird or “off” emotionally can be confusing. But it’s hard to make good decisions when we’re overwhelmed or scattered.
These breathing exercises can help us quiet some of that noise so we can feel calmer and think more clearly.
Breathing for Difficult Emotions
This short breathing exercise from The HealthyPlace was designed to help us cope with sadness, depression or anxiety.
Mini Breathing Meditation
A one-minute breathing meditation from Headspace to help us feel more present and centered.
Journaling helps us reflect on difficult thoughts and feelings, so we can better understand and address what we’re going through. This article from VeryWellMind is a good place to start.
Feeling “weird’ often involves emotions we can’t name, an overall foggy feeling or an inability to focus.
These videos can help us learn about those feelings, dig deeper and help manage them.
Feeling “weird” can be unsettling and your inclination may be to ignore those feelings and hope they go away. But when things don’t feel right, we need to explore those feelings and talk about them. Start with one of these resources.
Need help now?
If feeling “off” or overwhelmed is interfering with your everyday quality of life, it’s important to reach out for support.