At the end of 2019, I went through a phase where I was dealing with so many mixed emotions. I was so confused about myself and my life. And I didn’t know what was next for me or what I had to do next.
During that phase, I felt like the best thing for me to do was to keep my emotions bottled up inside myself. I never wanted to talk about my feelings with friends and family because I felt so horrible for putting my problems onto someone else. I felt like a burden. Like I was being annoying. Like it wasn’t important. But I also felt like no one could really understand exactly what I was feeling, because they were my emotions.
It’s so normal for us to feel this way and feel like the best possible thing at the time is to deal with your problems and feelings on your own. But if there is one thing I have learnt from past experience, is that that is SO NOT THE CASE.
If you are having a bad day, going through a breakup, second guessing a decision, or just feeling down in general. I encourage you to talk to someone close to you. Talk to a friend. Talk to a family member. A work colleague. Your partner. The people who care about you the most in your life will listen to you. They will hear what you have to say. They’ll let you cry or be angry. And it will make you feel so much better once you have let those emotions out.
It’s normal to fluctuate through emotions. It’s normal to have bad days. But don’t bottle emotions up inside you. Don’t be afraid to openly talk about your problems with people. And don’t apology for feeling something or a lot.
Because once you get talking. Once you start sharing how you are actually feeling or what you are actually going through. It gets so so much better.