My clients often tell me they are afraid to show emotion because they don’t want to be seen as weak. It is our human nature to want to be seen as strong, especially when we have to be strong for our loved ones.
In this episode, I would like to break this into a few aspects. For you to be able to process your emotions in the right way, and not having to hide them. Emotion doesn’t make you weak, it actually makes you stronger.
The strongest people are also the happiest people, because they have the ability to show emotion, be vulnerable, regardless of the outcome. It’s in the best interest of everyone involved to always be showing how they genuinely know how they think others need them to feel, not how they’re perceived as a version of a strong person to show their feelings. And that allows them the freedom to not only be genuinely authentic, but also happier and healthier in their minds. They can be who they are, and they can allow all emotions to exist.
Perception Of Being Emotional
As women we have always been labeled as emotional, crazy and weak. Somehow being emotional has translated into the world as being weak. We see somebody’s crying and our instant reaction is to stop that person from crying.
Actual weakness is not being able to face the outside world with what’s inside our inner world, to feel that we need to hide emotions is actual weakness, but to own our emotions, to tell the planet Hey, I’m sad today, I’m angry. That is power. That is authenticity.
Once You Know Your Thoughts About Being Emotional, It’s Time To Recreate Them
Strength is not about hiding your emotions. Real strength is being brave enough to show how you feel, and that includes sadness. If there’s anything we should feel for people who are unafraid to show their emotions, it should be admiration. That is strength, not weakness.
Whatever Your Thoughts Are, What People Need Of You Are Probably Also Wrong
Sometimes we feel like we need to be the rock for our loved ones. And because of that, we hide how we feel, thinking that’s what our loved ones need. But what they need to see is your vulnerability. As humans, we go through a lot of emotions, and sometimes we also need someone to be strong for us, someone we can cry to, and someone who can be our rock in these moments.
Being Emotional Is Strength
It takes courage to show your true self, your true emotions. Being emotional is not a weakness, it is a strength. Strength is being authentic, vulnerable, and being unafraid to embrace your emotions. It is time we change our mindset about being emotional, own your emotions and don’t be afraid to show how you really feel.
Mindset is very important. From making decisions in life,how we perform in our day to day living, and even our emotions are all part of our mindset. And sometimes we just don’t know where to start, that’s where I can help. Reset Your Mindset might just be what you need. Join my 12 week program to go from fear to courage to inspired action. Click here to know more!