As a future psychiatrist (fingers crossed), mental health is such an important topic to me. I also think we live in a world where there are higher expectations and the pressure to achieve. That being said, we also live in a world full of technology where we are glued to our phones. I question if we truly understand the value of human interaction. It then led me to think about our feelings. We as a society don’t like emotions and look down on them when displayed. They play a huge role in our mental health and everyday life for that matter.
So I am are to tell you: it’s okay to feel and to feel deeply.
To feel means you experience life. It allows you to be what is human. We are so fortunate to experience a range of emotions. Cry at the end of a beautiful movie. Smile when you receive a thoughtful message from someone you care about. Be excited about the party you plan to attend. Allow yourself to feel lonely if that’s how you feel. Feel pain if your current circumstances require it. Feeling doesn’t mean you are weak. Feeling just means you are human. Find peace in being unapologetically yourself. When you numb your feelings, you numb it all—the good and the bad.
Emotions motivate us. They connect us with our ideas, dreams, goals, and more. Emotions allow us to open ourselves up to build relationships. Emotions allow us to communicate. Emotions are also simply a part of life. They connect us with the world around us.
Process your feelings. You deserve to let yourself experience all of your emotions and what life has to offer.