July Weekly Challenge #1: Express your feelings 🗣

Even in the safest of environments, it can be tough to navigate ways to express our feelings in a safe and healthy manner, but we can always try! :blush:

It’s normal to feel like it is difficult to open up, especially if the topic is painful, sensitive or embarrassing to bring up. At the end of the day, if you decide to not open up, that’s okay too! However, this week, let’s try our best to express our feelings, small or big, to others. :grin:

Not only is expressing our feelings essential in building relationships, it can be theraupetic and healthy for us to let things out rather than bottling them in. Here are some tips:

  • Take a deep breath :person_in_lotus_position:

  • Practice - constructively sharing your feelings is a skill and just like any skill, it can take practice

  • Identify and accept your emotions - to effectively share your emotions, you need to identify your feelings first. :mag:

  • Choose the right listener and the right time. :ear:

:point_right: Find out here how to help others open up too: https://mindline.sg/youth/article?type=resource&group=Health%20%26%20Wellness&sub-group=My%20Feelings&resource-id=840

If you still find this challenge a bit difficult, no worries, we’re all learning! Go ahead and share your feelings in the comments anonymously and we’ll all be here to listen :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: