Life gets too much sometimes

Do you ever just feel like shutting yourself away from the rest of the world because everything is becoming a little too much for you? Yeah, me too! I am not going to tell you that things will get better (although there is always something waiting around the corner) because I know that doesn’t help.

Countless people telling you that “Everything’s going to be okay”, “It will pass”, “In a few weeks you’ll be back to normal” is never going to help because they don’t understand what you are saying or how you are feeling. The truth is that sometimes, we need alone time…we need time to process everything going on in our lives and in our own time…we will slip out of it.
Sometimes hiding away is a good thing, it lets the bad stuff pass by whilst you get to know yourself better and come out of the whole experience a much better and more confident person. Everyone always says to go in to situations “fighting” or “head on” but only we can know what will truly help.
Life won’t stop for you, it will continue rolling like normal while you get over fears, anxieties and even embarrassments. No one will wait for you, if you have had a spat with a friend and need to say sorry…say it to them, but only when YOU feel ready. Maybe a couple days away from that friend will save the relationship you have.
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde
That quote is so important, if you are trying so hard to be someone else then you will be more inclined to hide away in your bedroom…take it from someone who has experienced it. Hours upon hours just sitting doing nothing while all my friends were shopping in town, having sleepovers and even trips to the cinema. I don’t blame them, it was my choice to hide away because I couldn’t face another few hours faking my personality.
If you feel like hiding away right now, do it. In a few hours you might feel better…and if you don’t after a very long time (like a month or longer) then maybe go and see a doctor…or maybe it’s time to face your problems head on. It might be intimidating, but in the end it is always worth it.

Author: Jodie Paterson

I'm Jodie Paterson, a 24 year old Edinburgh based blogger! Born and raised in Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire, I quickly grew a passion for writing, photography and many other creative ventures due to the beautiful Scottish landscapes that surrounded me, and I'm now 5 years in to my blogging journey and still absolutely loving it!

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