Emotionally Draining Day

It’s been a hard day. I’ve been on a mental emotional roller-coaster. I feel so drained right now. Glad that one of my loved ones is ok for the moment and I hope out of the woods soon. Someone close to me who was always there for me when I was a little kid, and one of the warmest people I know.

I am totally spent.

Just a reminder once again not to take anyone for granted – and that includes yourself. We often forget to take care of ourselves as well.

I don’t like to be labelled as emotionally weak as I tend to express my every emotion, but I do know that I am more fragile and sensitive than most.

I am writing this to remind myself to be more emotionally prepared for life’s more distressful times. Wish they would never come, but they increasingly do as we get older and I am in a poor state to handle them. Always toyed with the idea of talking to a therapist, but the stigma and lack of trust on my part to open up to anyone holds me back. Especially in Singapore where I wonder about confidentiality. Well, I hope to get over that hump soon.

Just wanted to write this for anyone out there going through the same kind of emotions I am going through, because it’s always reassuring to know you’re not alone. I am very grateful for the very supportive readers out there, and you probably know who you are.

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8 Responses to Emotionally Draining Day

  1. lynnette says:

    There you are again! Take care 🙂
    Lynnette

  2. Julie says:

    Hi!
    You must be really spent because you didn’t finish your sentence and say what happened. You said something happened to someone close to you? What ever it is I send my prayers out to you and yours.
    I know exactly what you mean. I’ve used writing as a means of therapy since I was a kid. It really helps to get your thoughts straight. Just know that everything is going to be all right and be exactly how it is meant to be.
    Julie

  3. Laura says:

    I’m thinking of you and hoping everything works out just fine for you. We all need to know we are not alone at times.

    • bookjunkie says:

      Thank you Laura…….I love how the blog allows me to reach out to women like me. The female community which includes yourself is so wonderful 🙂

  4. Crystal says:

    I think it takes more courage to admit what you feel than to hide behind a facade.

    • bookjunkie says:

      Thanks Crystal……I need to express my every emotion or I will just crumble suppressing my feelings. Sometimes in Asian society we are often told to be strong or not let our emotions through but I find this causing more mental issues. It’s just unhealthy to me. I am definitely not a stoical person and I just can’t stop my tears when I feel extremely sad. I think women understand this far more than men, in my experience.

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