Sharing Your Struggles is Important
So often in life, we hide what’s bothering us. We hide our struggles and our pain in hopes that maybe they’ll just go away on their own. Unfortunately, this mindset not only leads to loneliness but can be severely self-destructive. No matter what you’re going through, you’ll get through it and come out on the other side, but you will most likely need some help along the way. Sharing your struggles is important for you and the people you’re in a relationship with.
Why Sharing Your Struggles is Important
Helps You Feel Less Alone
The number one reason sharing your struggles is important is that it helps you feel less alone. It gives you a sense of community and lessens feelings of isolation. As someone who struggles with anxiety and depression, oftentimes I feel prisoner to my mind. It’s like I’m trapped in a neverending loop of negative self-talk and worry which leads me to isolate myself from friends and family. When I share what I’m going through with people I trust, my feelings of loneliness evaporate. Sometimes when you share your struggles, you also may find out that others have gone through similar things and have come out alive. Support groups are a great way to work through your struggles with others and create a solid community.
Helps You Gain a New Perspective
Your mind has a way of amplifying your problems. When you talk with others about what you’re going through, they may offer you a new way of looking at and approaching your struggles. They may even offer you some solutions.
Sharing Your Struggles Could Help Someone Else
Like I said earlier, sharing your struggles could help someone else. They may be battling the same thing as you but be too scared to talk about it. You could help them feel less alone as well.
Sharing Your Struggles is a Form of Self-Care
Sharing your struggles is a form of self-care because it involves taking care of your mental health. Your mental well-being is just as important as your physical well-being. If you are not yet ready to share with another human about what you’re going through, that’s okay! You can start with journaling. Writing out your thoughts and feelings is a great way to look at your problems from a different angle and work through them. If you haven’t journaled before, check out our blog for a few tips on how to get started!
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