All of us have experienced some kind of pain in our lives and owing to our own experiences, everyone has their way of defining pain. You must be having your definition of pain!
Physical Pain VS Emotional Pain
Generally speaking, pain is an unpleasant experience or you can say a discomfort sensation. But let’s split it further! Pain can be categorized as physical as well as emotional pain. Both physical and emotional pains have their odds yet manageable.
Treatment of physical pain can be done by a pain specialist and it can be due to an underlying medical condition. Recently, my sister who complained about the constant pain in different parts of the body was taken to a renowned pain specialist. The physician diagnosed her with chronic typhoid through a blood test and began the treatment.
What emotional pain feels like?
But are there any testing procedures for emotional pain? Well, not tests but yes some signs and symptoms can show a person is suffering from emotional pain, told by a renowned psychologist from mid city hospital.
Here are some common signs and symptoms of emotional pain, including;
- A content feeling of helplessness
- Worrying is your habit
- Having difficulty while sleeping
- Loss of appetite
- Interference with brain functioning
- Looking for social isolation
- Unexplained anger
- Inability to perform routine tasks
How to treat emotional pain?
When it comes to the treatment of emotional pain, the procedures are way more different than those of physical pain. Most people who are suffering from emotional pain are asked to go shopping or start consuming alcohol or related products, but what are other possible ways to treat emotional pain?
For your convenience, I’m listing some popular ways to treat emotional pain. These include;
1. Physical activity
I understand when you are suffering from emotional pain, it is really hard for you to get out of bed and you have this constant urge of staying curled up in your bed. But believe me, physical activity might help you. You can go for walks or practice yoga or meditation at home to relieve the stress that is adding to your existing emotional trauma.
2. Learn to name your emotions
You can have many points, to begin with, but you know the most important one is to embrace what you are going through. Denying it or putting it aside won’t make it go but will only cause more problems for you. So, the first step in the right direction is embracing your emotions and naming them. Because you can’t tame a thing you are unable to talk about.
3. Crying might help you
I know you were repeatedly told to be strong and you are trying to be!
But you know what? Don’t overburden yourself in an attempt to be strong. Be kind to yourself and let it come out for once. If you want to cry and shed tears, go ahead! No one is going to judge you but yes, crying might help you with relieving the pain you are carrying inside.
4. Try to keep it to yourself!
It is generally said that you should share what you are going through to relieve stress or trauma. But believe me, this is one of the most useless pieces of advice given. The reason is, everyone you try to talk to about your problem possesses a different opinion. Not only do some people have the opinion but they also try to force you to believe what they are saying and that’s where things could go wrong. So, learn to keep stuff to yourself and find a solution on your own.
5. Seek out help from a professional
Many people find it difficult to ask for help when it comes to emotional pain or trauma. Especially if you are a man, I can understand how impossible it seems to be. But taking the right advice at the right time can help to take the right step towards solving the problem.
Emotional pain is as painful as physical pain. However, the only way to deal with emotional pain is to face it and treat it. So, if you are suffering from any similar situation, go and seek out help from a professional and choose what seems right to you.