Everyone hides their feelings every now and again, especially when we are feeling sad. Hiding or suppressing your emotions is not good for your mind and body.
When we repress our feelings, those feelings will become difficult to handle. Bottling it all up or concealing your emotions, can be toxic.
You are told to “suck it up”. People might say you are “weak” for expressing your emotion. Honestly, you don’t have to “suck it up“. Most people do this quite well. There are things that might happen to you when you focus on hiding your feelings. You may not realize it, but this can affect your well-being.
Psychologists argue suppressing your emotions only makes it worse. Those who hide their negative emotions experience more anger, anxiety, sadness, and frightful dreams. This was discovered in a study published in the American Psychology Association.
It is funny how when you suppress your feelings, they haunt you all the more. You need to accept the fact that “emotion” is a natural part of our existence, and experience, here on earth. The more open you are to work with your emotions, the better you will feel.
We all dislike the negative feelings like anger, anxiety, depression, panic, hatred, and so on. So, we try to run away from such emotions. But they find a way back to us.
We can learn to release our negative emotions in ways that are healthy and not destructive to us or others. You can express your feelings through writing, body language or talking with others. Try writing what you have been feeling throughout the week. This may help you to speak about what’s bothering you, with someone you can confide in. It is good also to consult with a counsellor or psychologist. They can help by providing a safe place where you can free your mind.
You are human, and you will experience all kinds of emotions. Hiding those feelings, is not the best way out, and can lead to a poor quality of life. Accept the fact that you can’t escape from “emotions”. There is always something to “feel” every day. Express your feelings, and voice your opinion. Try as much as possible not to cage your thoughts.
There are times when you have buried your pain instead of dealing with it. You are hurting in silence. All it takes is a fake smile or laughter, to hide the pain, and no one will ever know how broken you are. We tell everyone how “good” we feel, while we long to say how much it hurts.
How long are you going to be able to wear that mask?
Some people have this habit of pleasing others. We project what we think they need, and hardly say how we truly feel. I guess you haven’t realize how much you need to express yourself for your own good.
Break free of the habit of suppressing your emotions, and seek for help when necessary. Allow yourself to feel and express.