Do You Keep Your Feelings Bottled Up? 6 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t! by Doctor Harmony

Mindfulness
7 years ago

Do You Keep Your Feelings Bottled Up? 6 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t!

Some of us find it hard to talk about feelings and about our problems. We may not want to burden others, we may feel embarrassed or feel vulnerable and weak. The reality is that feelings are normal and life will be filled with challenges for all of us. When we bottle our feelings here’s what can happen!

  • Resentment can build and we can explode for minimal reason.
  • Depression and anxiety are more likely to develop.
  • Relationships become emotionally distant.
  • We are more prone to cancer, heart disease and stress-related illnesses.
  • We may become emotionally numb and directionless.
  • Passive-aggression or aggression are more likely.

Take the plunge and reach out to others. It is worth it!

Elisa Schmitz
Oh my goodness, this is an incredibly helpful tip. I think a lot of parents do this, because they want to "protect" others, especially their kids. Thank you for the explanation of why bottling your feelings is the wrong thing to do!
Doctor Harmony
It is very common, isn't it?
Kimberly Wilson
If your deemed healthy enough by your physician (disclaimer)

Exercise is the most under used stress reliever. It has no drug interactions, is 100% natural, and no negative side effects. Well, maybe a few sore muscles.
Elisa Schmitz
Yes, Doctor Harmony, it's so common! We have to break the cycle of silence, that only builds resentment and leads to negative consequences. And yes, Kimberly, exercise is so helpful as a stress reliever! I'm trying to get my 10K steps in every day, thanks to my FitBit. I feel so much better after a long walk! Thanks for sharing.

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