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Unzip Those Feelings

Today I will be talking about my feelings in the sense that I have always been the type of person to bottle up my feelings until they become too much and I then end up almost exploding and breaking down because there are then too many things that have caused me to get low.

It’s no secret that I have major trust issues thanks to the people in my past who have hurt me and let me down when I needed them. As a result, I began to bottle up my feelings even more and it is only recently that I have started working on dealing with my issues at the time that they become an issue.

I think that is partly to do with the fact that now I’m at university, I have become a lot busier and as a result, have to keep a calendar. As a result of this, I realise that I do not always have the time to have a breakdown or stop what I’m doing to deal with a mess of problems. Therefore I have to start dealing with my problems there and then which is something I have always struggled with.

Life is difficult, and I know changing things will be difficult at first but it’s got to get easier. Hasn’t it?

I can’t continue to bottle things up as it has a negative effect on both my mental health and my attitude. Most my arguments I’ve started unreasonably with other people have been because I’ve bottled my feelings up.

I’ve let whatever that person did or said to upset me play on my mind for weeks if not months. As a result, I become a very angry and upset person until one day I can’t hold it in anymore and I have to release.

As a result, I end up flying off the handle with people I care about instead of just talking about it like a grownup. Recently I had a go at someone because they did something which reminded me of someone who hurt me.

The thing that happened with the person who had hurt me was something I didn’t talk about for over three years. As a result, I began to lash out at anyone who would remind me of them and then stop trusting that person.

I have now realised this is an unhealthy attitude and perhaps if I’d have just spoken about the issues at the time, it wouldn’t have come to this. Therefore, zipping up my feelings has also had a negative impact on the way I deal with others, and I want to change that!

Do you have any tips that I can use in order to deal with my problems easier and more efficiently? I want to know. Comment them below!

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3 thoughts on “Unzip Those Feelings

  1. You need to talk about your feelings so they don’t bottle up inside, festering and releasing a slow poison! You don’t have to always have it out with the person you have a problem with…. find a trusted confidante and share it with them. If that’s not possible, write your feelings down- it will make you feel better and help you see things with clarity. Good luck 😃🐻

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    1. Thank you for your comment! I’m starting to realise that now. It was only really about November where it hit me in the face a lot more than it had done previously when I lashed out at someone that I really care about and now they won’t speak to me 😦 It seems as if they’ve marked my messages as spam on Facebook so the only contact methods I have is email or a letter so I’m trying that as I really wanna sort things out as we were good friends before all this happened!! A lot of the time I will just stop talking to the person I have an issue with but because of the specific situation with this person I had it out with them. But I’m trying really hard to change that!

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