So I’m going to admit that I kind of went slightly of subject on this one. Only a tiny tiny bit though…
I’ve never actually written a proper discussion post before, I think I did fairly well.
I’m one of those people who normally just hold up all of their emotions until it all comes out in one great river, which, in the long run, isn’t exactly the best thing for your mental health. The other day I just couldn’t hold it in any longer, and it all rushed out in the middle of the school library. Luckily, I had all of my friends rallying around me; but many people are embarrassed, and think that crying shows weakness… It doesn’t.
I believe that letting your emotions out every once in a while is actually very brave; it shows that you’re not afraid to show people how you really feel, and then hopefully get some support. Of course, nobody particularly wants a friend who can’t speak for fear of dissolving into tears, but if they’re your real friends who care for you, they will be the first ones there to smother you in hugs.
I’m not about to give some sort of PSHE style lecture here (mainly because I’m the biggest culprit of this), but constantly holding in all of your demons is extremely bad for your mental health, not to mention your relationships. It’s inevitable that your friends and family will notice that something is wrong with you, but if you never tell them, as difficult as it may be, they’ll never know how to help you (how cliche was that? 🙂 ) Personally I’d rather try to tell someone something sooner than later, and not even let myself get to the part where I just break down. That’s definitely something we all need to work on.
Just remember, whether it’s a friend, family member, teacher, or even someone on the blogosphere, there’s always someone to turn to in your hour of need; nobody will think any less of you.
I hope you enjoyed my
in no way patronizing little post.
What are you like at letting your emotions out?
Have you got any advice for anyone struggling in silence?
P.S I promise my blogging routine will be back to normal soon, but I don’t think I’ll post as much as I used to, maybe 2 times a week??