Mental Health: How to Accept Your Emotional Pain, Without Judgment by Holly Brown MFT
We're harder on ourselves when things feel wrong emotionally than we are when we have a physical ailment. We're allowed to take it easy, for example, when we've sprained an ankle, but not when we're just feeling sensitive or raw. That's because we judge our emotional suffering differently than we judge the physical. With the physical, we understand that certain things are objectively painful or uncomfortable.
We need to recognize that our emotional pain is real and legitimate and deserves to be attended to, just like physical pain. Whatever we feel is OK; in fact, it's good information. It all comes down to what we do with that information.