It's not easy. In fact, it's far from easy to open up. Everything seems so dark, everything seems so negative - you feel helpless, like a lost cause. So, why would you believe that opening up helps? It does, it really does and here's why.
You might be going through the darkest of phases in your life. You may feel like the entire universe is pushing against you. By opening up and talking about your problems, not only can you gather a different viewpoint on your situation, you will also feel this monumental weight lifted off your shoulders.
It's something that at the time you don't believe in, that you can't see reason to understand why it may actually work. Yet, moments after letting your heart out, you will feel this huge relief inside that finally you've taken the first step to healing.
If you do the opposite, and allow this pressure to eat away at you, things will only ever get worse. That feeling that you feel, will continue to hurt and that box you feel locked inside, will remain locked.
It's certainly not easy to accept that you may need to open up and rely on someone else. But by being able to take a step back and accept just that, you will soon be back on the road to recovery and a more positive mindset.
So remember, the next time that you are feeling stuck, sad or even just frustrated about anything life throws at you, give someone a call, open up to a friend or anyone who you feel you can.
You have a right to be stress free, to be happy and to be confident enough to confide in those around you. Use that right.