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Lets talk about it

When we are filled with overwhelming thoughts of fear, anxiety, depression, disappointment, anger, resentment or anything else that weighs the heart down, one of the best things to do to get out of that toxic state is to talk about it.

You need to find someone who you trust and can confide in and let them know what you are thinking and how you are feeling. That right there is therapy and a great step towards getting out of those feelings. If you are unsure of who to talk to, try what I did in the mean time while you figure out the right person to speak with.

I remember back in university I had my heart crushed and the way it happened made me really angry and bitter against the lady that did this to me. I carried those dark thoughts around for weeks and never really talked to anyone about it. One day I felt like I was trapped in a prison of resentment and I was too embarrassed to talk to anyone about this, so I decided to write down my thoughts about the whole affair. I told the story of what I felt happened and how it made me feel.

After producing a lengthy manuscript of my woes, I looked over them and felt like a great burned was lifted off my shoulder. I felt free and forgiveness flowed from my heart. Not too long after this, I was able to make peace with the lady and we remained good friends for the rest of our time at Uni.

Don’t let yourself go down a dark spiral when the way out could be as simple as starting to talk about what’s weighing you down. Whatever it is, let’s talk about it and get the much needed relief from that pain.