How are you?
"I'm just tired"
"I'm just stressed "
Why is it so hard to be honest about how you are feeling? Maybe it's because you don't know how you are feeling or you can't describe/put words to your emotions. Or maybe it's because you are too scared to open up. You think you are being annoying and that nobody actually cares. Or maybe it's all 3?
But people DO care. This takes time to learn but you have to know that if you don't talk about how you are feeling, your thoughts etc then people can't help you. You begin thinking nobody cares because you don't dare open up. You isolate yourself and feel even worse. But the first step is to know that you aren't annoying people, they care about you and want to help. But if you don't let them know that you are struggling or need help it can be hard for people to know what to do. You need to overcome the fear and the barrier which stops you from saying how you are truly feeling. If someone asks, "how are you?" And it's someone who actually cares,let them know the truth. Don't just say you're fine when you are actually struggling.
This is a reminder for myself as well as I so easily say I'm fine or ok even when I'm not. I feel like I am being a burden, like they are my problems and don't need to be shared. But like they say, a problem shared is a problem halved and it can be truly helpful when someone else can give you advice or just be there to listen.
So for the rest of this month, dare to open up. Dare to talk to someone about your problems or how you are feeling. Don't keep it all to yourself because that is when problems arise. You don't need to be alone or do everything on your own! People care about you, even if it means sending an SMS or writing a note to someone. There is someone who is willing to help you in someway,you just need to reach out and ask for it.
Remember I am always here for you as well. I want to help you all, even if I haven't been responding to emails recently I will start doing that again soon I promise!