If you’re feeling low today, don’t assume you have to manage your negative emotions alone. Help is out there so reach out if you need support or a listening ear.
As our title suggests, it’s good to talk when you’re feeling low. And this isn’t a glib statement. Research has proven that talking to somebody can be helpful. As discussed in an article at Psychology Today, talking with someone you trust can help you to:
- Reduce stress
- Reduce physical and emotional distress
- Strengthen your immune system
In short, you will start to feel better when you open up to somebody.
Of course, it’s not always easy to turn to others. There are times when we might worry about looking weak in front of the people around us. Or we might lack the courage to get the help we need.
But it’s important to think of the alternative. When we bottle up our pent-up emotions inside, we can become anxious and stressed, and we can prolong our depression. For the sake of our mental health, we should try to find a safe outlet to deal with whatever is going on inside of us. By doing so, we will:
- Benefit from the listening ear of another
- Gain perspective on the things that are bothering us
- Release negative emotions in a safe way
- Receive the support we need to overcome our particular situation
Talking is certainly a better tactic than some of those other things we might do when we’re feeling low. Comfort eating, excessive drinking, smoking, and drug-taking are just some of the bad habits that many people succumb to when trying to make themselves feel better. As you will understand, these are not good solutions to managing negative emotions.
Who Can You Talk To?
In the first instance, talk to a trusted family member or friend. You should do this for two reasons. Firstly, you will have somebody you can regularly turn to and be with. And secondly, you will have somebody who can help you reach out to professional organizations if you need specific help.
You can also talk to those people who are affiliated with your spiritual beliefs. If you’re part of a church group you will probably find prayer support useful, so talk to your minister or another trusted member of the church you are a part of. Some people benefit from the services of a psychic, so if this is you, pick up the phone and speak to a psychic reader. Psychic Lights is just one service you might consider.
And then there are the support organizations that can help you deal with the things that are affecting your mental health. Some of these are set up to support people with specific life issues, and there are those that can help people who are feeling suicidal. Many offer phone, live chat, text, and drop-in services, so you need never be alone when you are in desperate need of somebody to talk to. Check out this list of organizations that could help you.
Never assume you have to manage the way you are feeling alone. Help is out there so talk to those closest to you, draw on the support of those affiliated with your faith, and seek specialist help if you need to. It’s good to talk so if you’re feeling low today, get in touch with the person or people that can care for your personal needs.
This is a collaborative post.