Stop Bottling Things Up!

Have you ever felt so frustrated that you could burst? Or felt like you can't take one more thing going wrong in your life? I hear ya! We have a habit of building things up and up in our minds and we can't see how it can possibly end in a good way. Sometimes we even like when multiple things go wrong as it confirms the fact that it hasn't been your day, your week, your month or even your year! "Well, I'll be there for yoooouuuu...." (Sing it, Friends!)

Back to reality, one of the simplest ways to overcome this feeling and stop yourself from spontaneous combustion is to just talk to someone. That's it?! Yes, that really is it! Way too often we bottle things up and keep piling pressures on ourselves but eventually something has got to give. As the saying goes "A problem shared is a problem halved". It doesn't mean that you are putting your pressures and problems on someone else it just means that actually saying them out loud and talking to someone else about them can relieve so much stress and pressure. 

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Quite often listing your problems or issues out loud will make you realize that they really aren't as big a deal as you first thought. Sharing them with someone else often lets you get an outsider's perspective and that can be all you really need. Brainstorming ways of how you can find solutions to your problems is always easier with two brains than one so why not give it a go. 

The problem comes when you bottle things up and it can go on and on for ages before you just can't take it any longer. That's when you either break down in a ball of tears or you take out our frustrations on others and that's just not fair now, is it? It's up to you to look after your health and your mind is one of the most important things you need to look after. If you have the flu you rest and take medications or home remedies to make it leave your system faster. If you break your arm or your leg you go to the hospital and get a cast put on it. But for some reason many of us don't remember that our mind is just as important (if not more important IMO) as another other part of our body. Studies have proven over and over again that bottling up our thoughts can be detrimental to our mental health and can lead to bigger issues like anxiety and stress disorders. 

So the next time you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders say it to someone and see what they say. Don't feel like you're being a Negative Nelly and ungrateful for what you have in your life, you're simply just trying to clear your head a little and find a way to lessen the pressure before it gets too much. Try it and see how much better you feel. I promise you'll be glad you did! 

XO Jen