The importance of unfiltered unapologetic communication is obvious however it’s amazing how we practice something so obvious maybe only 10% of the time, or less. To be honest, I had a liberating experience only recently where I spoke to my loved ones about what, most possibly, had been piling for almost 2 years. The experience was not only liberating but also to a certain extent meditative. It would be unfair if I gave myself the full credit for my courage because I did have someone pushing me to take that step. I am glad I had that emotional backing and today, I encourage you to reflect on what’s been bothering you and aim to push you to voice it. Believe me, it can and will work wonders.
You deserve more than what you give yourself credit for and more often than not, that is the reason you keep certain things out of your loved one’s purview. However, understand, your loved ones are more receptive to your emotions than you give them credit for. Open up a little, thick skin is overrated. You are strong when you have the ability to speak up. Cry in the process if you can’t hold back those tears, you’re still strong. Tears don’t make you weak, building walls and tough facades do. No matter how difficult, have that conversation!
Tying back to a common theme in all my blogs, as millennials our responsibility lies in embracing vulnerability by creating an environment where being indifferent to, and suppressing emotions is not glorified as being thick skinned.