The other day I shared a bit about my battle with depression. Today I would like to share more of what I’m learning.
Have you ever stopped and watched toddlers? It’s amazing what these little ones have to teach us. They are just learning to use and understand their emotions yet they allow themselves to FEEL each emotion.
Somewhere along the way to adulthood we lost that.
I know I lost that.
We do not allow ourselves to feel and process our emotions. We repress them and feel guilty for them. I don’t know about you but I have realized it is easier to be happy when you allow yourself to be upset or angry or sad. Taking the 30 seconds to process and express your feelings is a lot more productive than pasting on a fake smile and pretending everything is okay.
Repressing you feelings only creates an emotional boil. That boil may fester for days, weeks, months, years even but eventually it explodes. And when it does it is not pretty. It is not helpful.
I’ve learned it is much better to say ‘Hey I’m upset’ or ‘I’m really stressed out’ and most importantly ‘I need help.’
Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, momma… on the contrary it is a sign of strength. God gave each of us strengths and weaknesses. Asking for help with our weaknesses does not hurt us, it only helps us. We learn and grow. While we are growing we are gradually learning how to make our weaknesses stronger. And maybe one day with God’s grace turn those weaknesses into strengths.
Have a blessed day!
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