Is it easy for you to share your feelings?
Feelings are something that many of us don’t often talk about. We’re too busy to check in with ourselves sometimes and to talk to others about how you feel and how they’re doing. However, it’s now more important than ever to pay attention and to be present at the moment with yourself and with others. Here are a few reasons why it’s important to share your feelings.
We’re Not Mind Readers
When we’re struggling internally, we’re oblivious to those around them and us not noticing how we’re really feeling on the inside. However, we can’t mind read and figure out exactly how one person is feeling. That person could be putting on a brave front, seemingly happy all the time, but inside, they’re extremely anxious or depressed. It’s hard to know when someone is genuinely happy because most of us have been taught not to share our emotions. However, this is something that should change and that it’s important to be aware that no one can know what you think until you tell them. So if you aren’t feeling yourself, talk to someone you trust so that they know what’s really going on.
It’s A Form Of Release
Just like cognitive behavioral therapy, talking about your feelings and sharing them, whether it’s in a diary or to a therapist, is a form of release. It’s a mental release that you can certainly feel for yourself when you do it. That imaginary weight disappears, and you probably feel a lot more at ease with yourself. There’s a lot that can come from simply communicating, and as humans, we need this social connection on a daily basis. It’s important to help us function properly.
Sets An Example For Loved Ones
If you have family, particularly young ones, imagine how it would rub off on them if you never expressed your emotions properly. It’s an example that you’re setting at the end of the day, and regardless of age, it can be something that affects other people in your life, especially those closest to you. For young children, they absorb everything like a sponge, and so in order to be a good role model, set an example. Share your emotions and talk to your children about how they’re feeling. Don’t stop them from crying when they need to or venting their frustrations. It’s all a learning process for them and for those around you who are trying to figure out their emotions on a daily basis. Promote a good level of communication when it comes to talking about how you’re feeling.
If you create that idea, then you make people feel secure and safe to talk honestly about what’s going through their minds. That’s definitely something you want to help encourage all of your friends, family, and colleagues. Anyone in life who matters to you!
Sharing your feelings is something we should all be encouraging, and these reasons why are just a reminder to communicate with your loved ones and to help them share their feelings back.