It’s scary to open up and really express how you feel. Some people may run from your anger, or may not want to hear about your sadness because it makes them uncomfortable. But if you “stuff” your feelings, here’s what can happen.
1. You lose your aliveness. When you are not yourself, life can seem very bland, and you can become depressed.
2. You aren’t authentic and that creates distance between the two of you.
3. You don’t feel good about yourself. You know you “should” be doing it differently.
4. You create a lot of “stories” and have to remember which ones you’ve told–that becomes tedious.
It takes courage to let someone who how you really feel. Start taking small steps today. Those small steps create change in a big way.