Reach out when you need to

I’m writing this to remind myself that when things are tough I need to reach out to those I know will listen.

The past 24hrs have been particularly hard for me but I have spoken with 2 of my older daughters, 2 of my friends and my mum and a work colleague and I feel a lot calmer and less alone. I’d been avoiding ringing my oldest daughter because I didn’t want to burden her with my problems. I’ve just come off the phone to her and I feel so much better. She’s such a good listener.

Too often when you feel down it’s tempting to hold it all in and not speak to others for fear of burdening them or of losing control of your emotions – I did the same with my therapist 2 weeks ago and I pay the guy to listen to me! He realised I was putting on a brave face

so he made me cry. But he was right -sometimes those emotions need to come out.

Just can’t stop singing Coldplay in my head 😉

Nobody said it was easy
It’s such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said it would be this hard
Oh take me back to the start

One thought on “Reach out when you need to

  1. I think I know that feeling. I know I will feel better once I spill the words but at the same time, I tend to hold back for the fear that I might be too much of a burden or too dependent on other people.
    But sometimes you don’t need an advice or a guide for you to move forward. You just need someone to listen to you.

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