There are moments when you don’t know how you are feeling, your emotions. Most times you cannot even tell anybody mainly because you don’t know how to explain it and also no one will understand you. This is the moment where you are trapped in your own emotions. The question is what causes that and how best can you fight it?
The first thing you need to know is that you are not alone in this. Most people out there are wearing a ‘mask’ that makes them hide behind their emotions. The lyrics of the song, ‘The tracks of my tears’ by Smokey Robinson articulate how one can hide behind a mask of emotions. It might seem like everyone has their lives together but it’s shocking when you discover the numbers of people experiencing a lot of psychological issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, and so on.
Personally, l have been going through this for the past few weeks. If you noticed, l haven’t been posting articles on my website or new episodes on my podcast. I wasn’t in the right place or mind to write or even talk. I needed a break to deal with my emotions. Sometimes, we need to pause and deal with ourselves first before we attend to others. It’s not selfishness, rather it’s being selfless because when you look at it, you give what you have. If you harbor resentment and bitterness, you will radiate negative energy that might harm others. On the other side, when you are happy within yourself, the people surrounding you will receive positive vibes from you.
This experience helped me to become better and l will recommend it to anyone who might be going through the same thing. Take time to be with yourself to see what is causing you to feel that way. When you discover the root cause of it, it’s easier to deal with it. Most people always ignore and go about living their lives as if everything is normal. Until something is addressed, it will always be a problem.
Another thing that might help you is surrounding yourself with positive energy. This will boost your self-confidence. So, whenever you feel down, allow others to cheer you up.
All in all, always remember you are in control of your emotions. No one is responsible for your happiness, you are and this shouldn’t also hinder you from seeking help. Taking a break is vital because it adds up to your self-love care routine. Don’t be hard on yourself.