Emotions: friend or enemy?
So many times we feel threatened by our emotions! The fear is that we might not be able to take control over our emotions, and scared of being overwhelmed by them, we tend to avoid the feelings. However, we are just postponing having to deal with our emotions. They are still there, and at some point you will probably explode, either in a breakdown or anger episode. Another possibility is that in order to numb some emotions, you end up numbing them all.
Emotions are a gift! They have a purpose and a role in our mental health. When we learn to feel the emotions, and to process them, we take control and are more able to self-regulate. How can you ever control something if you just avoid it all the time? Be brave, feel the emotions, understand and learn from them! As always, remember to ask for help if you need!