Sometimes we put a smile on our faces even when the pain is deep. We carry about our day pretending that everything is okay. We laugh, we joke, we go out, and we say we are feeling good when people ask, yet we go home and feel alone. We might feel ashamed to ask for help, to tell someone how we really feel, or to show our vulnerability.
So we fight a battle alone because we fear “bothering” those who care for us. You don’t have to fight alone, your people care for you and would rather help you than see you suffer. You are not a burden, you matter, you are enough, and if you ever feel less than, please remember you are not alone. Someone cares enough to talk to you about it, no matter what it is.
Lady Gaga said it best: “we’ve got to take care of each other, so if you see someone that is hurting don’t look away”
Next time you find yourself feeling like a burden repeat these affirmations:
I AM WORTH IT
MY FEELINGS ARE VALID
I CARE ENOUGH ABOUT MYSELF TO ASK FOR HELP
I DESERVE HAPPINESS
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Micheline Maalouf, M.S. is the founder and owner of Serein Counseling, LLC in Orlando Florida. She specializes in working with individuals who are dealing with anxiety including: generalized anxiety, social anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Micheline is certified in mindfulness and incorporates these practiced into all her sessions with clients to ensure they achieve the best results. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. Call today for a free 20-minute consultation (407) 721-6453