It’s okay to feel. Often we find ourselves ignoring our emotions. Locking them up and tucking them away because we don’t have time to deal with them. But unacknowledged emotions don’t disappear. They often get manifested in other ways, ways that are often unhealthy, ways that we tend to regret.
Having feelings is not weak. Being emotional is not weak. Learning to express your emotions in a healthy way is a strength that often gets taken for granted.
It is okay to feel sad, frustrated, disappointed, lost, hurt, unsure, etc.
The thing is, what do you do with those feelings?
Do you lash out unexpectedly? Drink to excess? Smoke? Take your frustration out on your children? Overeat?
This goes for everyone, men and women, young and old. Being holistically well means paying attention to your inner dialogue. You are worthy and your feelings are valid! So please, take time to feel the feelings, because you can’t control what you don’t acknowledge.