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Advice

Talk to people

By Sanya Arora

A lot of people make the mistake of staying silent when they are having a hard time. While there is no need to post about it on social media, it is important to confide in a close friend or family member. Keeping your problem to yourself is not going to solve it in any way. Talking to someone you trust is bound to make you feel better as you will get another perspective on how you can solve your trouble. Even if the other person is not able to offer you any answers, simply venting out to them does help. It is also vital to remember that you are not the only person in the world to suffer from that problem, there are definitely other people too who are going through the same issue. Talking to someone will make you aware of that as maybe your friend knows someone who has been through something similar. It is also not necessary to only talk to a known person. If you prefer, you can even arrange to meet with a counsellor. It is their job to make you feel better and to give you advice on how to solve your obstacle. Remember, they aren’t going to judge you so feel free to speak your heart out. Bottling up your feelings inside you and not speaking to anyone just makes you feel worse. Going through a rough time is nothing to feel embarrassed about, it happens to everyone at some time or other. Whether it’s a medical issue, relationship problem or career downfall, there is no need to remain quiet about it. Sometimes, there are even groups that are made to help deal people with issues- such as the alcohol anonymous group that helps individuals who want to stop drinking. Meeting people who have the same issue as you and whom want to improve is beneficial as you then feel more motivated to change your behaviour. The most important thing to always remember is that you are never alone, so do not suffer in silence- go and speak out.

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