I heard alcoholism refereed to as a feeling disease the other day. It cracked me up, I guess it sort of is. Did we not all drink to alter our feelings? I know I did. I didn't realize to the extent I was drinking my feelings away until the last few months (some are slower that others:) .
I remember when I first got sober I had all these rapid fire feelings. There was nothing really wrong, but I felt like there was, I went from happy, to anxious to sad to cranky and then all over again...it was really uncomfortable. My brain was like "Your fine, your doing great!" But my body and emotions were super out of whack. I had someone tell me that it could take up to 5 years for that to stop...I thought "Oh' hell it better not." You'll be happy to know it didn't, it took about 8 months.
Now when I'm feeling uncomfortable feelings I can usually identity why, but not always, sometimes it takes talking about it with another person and hearing their take on it for me to understand what's going on. So many years of "I'm fine, I'm fine, I'm fine." takes time to undo!
How are you feeling today?