There is nothing wrong with showing your emotions but how often should you wear your heart on your sleeve?
In my teenage years I struggled with a few mental illnesses, one being bulimia and the other self-worth. I attempted to end my life at 14 years old ( that is another story not for today as I am not ready) and because of these problems I am so passionate about wanting to help those who are struggling. I know how it feels to be struggling deep inside, to be screaming so loud but no one is able to hear me. I know how it feels to be unable to escape your thoughts and constantly judging every part of your life.
This has resulted in me wearing my heart on my sleeve and taking on the emotions of others.
Taking on other people’s problems with the intension of helping is when the best of human nature is revealed. If someone is in trouble, quickly people are there to help and make life a little easier. However taking on the emotions of that person does not always work out so well, especially when there is a few people in your life who need your help.
I struggle avoiding this. I take on the emotions of those around me, desperately trying to understand how they are feeling so I can help in any way possible. In doing this, I am turning myself into an emotional wreck. It is the only time I let my guard down emotionally is when I am trying to help others. Normally I protect myself from getting hurt and I have isolated many people in the past because I can’t let them in.
Those who wear their heart on their sleeve come from the right place and want the best for those around them.
Do you ever wear your heart on your sleeve?
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