Visualize for a moment how your mind is filled, drop by drop, like a glass bottle ... and the dripping doesn't stop until the water overflows. If the image is familiar, it is that you know the feeling of emotional accumulation. Perhaps this is what you call stress or anxiety. In fact, what is stress? Is it physical accumulation? Is it emotional accumulation? It is important to realize and recognize that we are saturated to be able to get rid of this weight.
How we identify emotional accumulation
When we feel exhausted and mentally saturated, we need to stop. It is as if we are carrying a great burden in our mind. This anguish and lack of mental clarity tell us that we accumulate thoughts, emotions and doubts that we do not know how to release. It is necessary to let them go to redefine the mind and regain balance.
After months of responsibilities and worries, vacations are the time to disconnect. And we realize that there is something that does not allow us to feel relaxed. It is evidence that we experience emotional accumulation. And, possibly, this buildup also affects the body.
"Stress manifests itself in the form of accumulation, both mentally and fatigue and lack of energy in the physical."
The limits of accumulating in the mind
If we ask ourselves why we perceive our mind as a glass bottle that fills without stopping, dripping and without giving us rest, another logical question arises: does this emotional accumulation have limits?
For some people, the limit would be to put a cap on the bottle. But controlling emotional accumulation does not release us stress, on the contrary, it suffocates us and we can explode as the bottle would do without space.
We don't have a lot of minds to fill up like bottles and, more importantly, accumulation doesn't help us at all. So, why do we want to expand endless accumulation? The answer to that question is "I don't know, but I'm done".
Types of saturation by mental accumulation
We can feel tired because we accumulate emotions in several ways:
• Saturation that changes our mood.
• The one that overloads our body: the muscles, joints and vital organs.
• The accumulation that leads us to a mental and emotional breakdown, which prevents us thinking and reflecting on our actions.
In short, our physical and cognitive abilities are affected when we are saturated. It's time to find the right escape route.
Ways to relax your mind and undo accumulation
The management of stress produced by accumulation consists of finding escape routes that empty the bottle. Management has nothing to do with control. It is necessary to gradually unload the mental burden in order to be able to face and manage work and personal relationships with motivation.
These emotional decompression pathways are like bubbles. Small breaths that relieve stress. An excellent escape is to laugh with people who share our sense of humor.
Physical activity also helps us to eliminate emotional buildup. Run, walk, swim or, in the case of children, play football, skate or any activity that you enjoy - and that is not chosen by the parents.
In the face of accumulation and stress, we will choose to do activities that we like and that make us feel good.
The company of our loved ones and friends, which we can enjoy with meals (or snacks, in the case of children) connects us with pleasant sensations. In this sense, creating a space of mental comfort with our partner or family feeling for the child, makes us feel accompanied and valued.
Efficient communication against saturation stress
In a state of emotional accumulation, we often feel alone and helpless. If we reflect on what leads to mental saturation and stress, we will see that there is social pressure to earn more money or status, get better grades or do many things well.
In this competitive society, we must be concerned with managing our emotions and improving communication with others to feel loved and understood. This feeling of belonging to a group can prevent us falling into emotional accumulation.
By preventing stress, we also take care of our health, both physical and mental. We are preventing diseases appearing and creating a healthier and happier society.