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How do you let it out?

Okay so the question that has plagued my mind this past week is: How do "normal" people display emotion? I can't let any of mine out! I keep them locked in my head until something else decides to pop up!  Bottle everything up so I don't let my tough exterior crack.

And I am not by any means tough! I just wear that face with everyone because thats what I think they need. But I am used to feeling low, being depressed! What I am feeling recently is anger. And I have no idea how to get rid of it. I'm not used to it in this intensity. Theres so much of of it. When I am really low I don't have the guts to hurt myself, but with anger I think I am capable of anything.

I guess I need to understand how to let it out! I push everything down, even happy feelings because I don't want the bad. But that's not working now.

Can anyone help??

2 comments

Comment from: puddles [Member] Email
For me anger is usually a side-effect of fearing something. I get so worked up about whatever it might be that I actually get mad with the person or situation.

I like to go for a run or maybe just some DVD of kickboxing [and yes I have put a picture of someone as an imaginary target!]

If it's someone who is upsetting you, the best thing you can do is tell them. If this is a person you don't want in your life, than just walk away. Anger is almost as bad as depression. It can control you, your actions, your ability to relate to people. I would know, anger and having an issue dealing with it led me to pushing some people away - welcome in my depression.

Find something you enjoy that you can do for a little while. Something to distract you, music, movie, time with some person who you can just have fun with.

That's about all I know to offer. I hope you find some solace.
24/10/14 @ 12:46
Comment from: f [Member] Email
I am the same as you are but one day I started thinking, " Why in the world I don't let my feelings out? Why do I just bottle them inside of me?" Well I still don't know the answer, but I know it is not sane to do it. Believe me, I've been through thus rambling. But then I read something that made a lot of sense but being a hard head as I am I don't want to reason it. Feeling are part of the human nature, saying what we think, expressing ourselves, everything is part of being a Human. I don't understand what is your reason, but I do understand how does it feel. I am sorry if I don't make a lot of sense, and maybe I am just as lost as you are. I am sorry. F
03/11/14 @ 20:12

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