So many people walk around each day wearing one mask or another. Growing up you may have learned form your families or society what emotions you are allowed to show or what parts of yourself are not ok. So you learned to hide those "bad" emotions and swallow those "wrong" parts. But what do you do when hiding behind your mask begins to negatively impact your relationships, life, or work?
If you are beginning to feel this way, you are not alone. Many people seek outside help for this very reason! Either of my therapies can help you learn to live and speak your truth and to gain the self-esteem to feel good about doing so. Also, there are some things you can start doing right now to help you on your journey to being the Real You.
These things are:
-Journaling or Drawing- engaging in open ended writing or art can help you recognize disowned parts of yourself
-Engaging in an activity you always thought about doing but were afraid to try- what a great way to build your self-esteem!
-Telling yourself an affirmations such as: "I am ok just the way I am." Or "I am glad to be me and all of my feelings are ok."- This one may feel silly at first but if you notice your thoughts are usually criticizing or negative, how would it feel to think more positively about yourself?