Hi. I’m Veronica. And I’m here to tell you today that
bottling up your emotions is not the answer. We often want to not feel and to just pretend
like everything’s okay, even when it’s not. But getting real and honest and truthful
about how you feel is so important. It’s really healthy. And it’s a great way to acknowledge and respect
the emotion and to process and just get it out. When you feel happy, feel happy!
Laugh, run, enjoy time with your friends. If you’re feeling sad or angry,
feel sad. Feel angry. Don’t try to bottle it up and hold it inside. What happens is it starts
to manifest in your body. You can feel that anger in your chest. And sometimes, it can feel like
“ugh” – an intense pressure. Or once the sadness starts to build up,
you can be super depressed. And what happened with me is that
I bottled all that emotion and I developed a habit of cutting. Thankfully, now, I’ve had the gift
of yoga and meditation to help me process all those emotions. And if you’re interested in that,
there are some self-help videos through HealthyPlace which you can check out at the link below. So feel how you want to feel. Get real. Get honest about it. There is nothing to be
ashamed about how you feel. It’s really what makes us human. We’re not robots. And the feeling allows us to have connection
to other people and to be who we are.