What is your Catharsis?
April 11, 2017 9:10pm CST
Google defines catharsis as processing and releasing repressed emotions... It's purging or releasing your "demons" so to speak in the most powerful way possible... So what is it that helps you to purge yourself from pain and sorrow? For me it is reading, writing, or even just daydreaming... I have used music in the past, and still do sometimes. I pick a song that I know will make me cry, even if it is not related to the emotional struggles I am facing.. I will listen to it and I will allow myself to cry. Once I have cried myself out, I feel refreshed and revived... It is probably one of the quickest ways for me to "reboot" but it isn't always the best for me... Writing is the best as it allows me to face the "demons" and "slay" them where as music just allows for the release without the proper processing that is needed to understand my emotions.. So what is it that you do to free yourself from the built up emotions?
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12 Apr 17
I sleep. I sometimes think the best catharsis would be being able to sleep for ever. Also, I clean. Manically. And tidy. And change things around. If you need to know what sort of mood I'm in, just take a gander at what I'm doing ... if I'm feeling pain and sorrow, I will be cleaning, or hiding in my bed.
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12 Apr 17
It would be very beneificial for me if cleaning was a way for me to feel better... but it rarely is. As for sleeping, I have used that in the past. In fact, I used it to a detrimental extent. When I was married, towards the end, I was so unhappy that I slept for the most of the day and night... My body got used to that, and of course that wasn't good... I mean, i would sleep easily 18 hours of the day.