The impact of neglecting your feelings
When you have been suppressing so many emotions and feelings stuck inside your mind, your body will not be bearable with them. The emotions will slowly erode your body and mind, brings negative effects to you. Besides affecting your mental health, it can also have a huge impact on your physical health and social life!
According to a study Consequences of Repression of Emotion: Physical Health, Mental Health and General Well Being, negative emotions were proved to be the possible factor to endanger our health, both physically and psychologically including our general well-being. From this study, we can know that suppressing emotion will ever be the right thing to do to yourself.
Mental issues are the most common impact on people that can be related to suppressing emotions. Negative emotions can easily lead to stress, anxiety, depression or other mental disorders. Anxiety and Depression Association of America stated that anxiety are the most common mental illness in the U.S., it affects 40 million adults in the U.S. at age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year.
With the gradually serious mental issues, many people will use pills to control, it will only cure the symptoms but not the disease. And many people got too reliant on drugs to escape from the bad emotions and ended up addicted with them. Medicine should be a This isn’t what they wish in the first place. So please be brave and don’t feel bad to express your emotions, learn to cope with them.
Accumulating bad emotions can be very toxic and trigger your health alarm! Negative emotions such as depression, anxiety or stress can affect your hormones and sleep quality easily. In an article from the US News, they pointed out serious unheathy life habits that affects physical health are often come along with mental illness.
The immune system will be affected by the negative emotions in you and lower the immunity to resist viruses and bacterias, which will make you vulnerable and easy to be caught by diseases. Besides that, your hormone will be in an unstable status when you are having negative emotions, the most significant physiological changes can be skin problems. In a research in NCBI stated that sad emotions like depression, sadness or anxiety can develop skin disease.
The water that bears the boat is the same that swallows it up. High EQ can benefit you by fitting in in a new environment perfectly. However, when your emotions are out of your control, taht will affect your emotional behavior such as facial expression, the way you speak. With the affections on social behaviour, your social life will worsen along with your mental and physical.
We, the humans feel thousands of emotions every day, the good and the bad ones. Please remember the emotions are real, impacts are real, so it is necessary to be aware of suppressing emotions! HH hopes everybody knows you are the most important to yourself, finding a way to vent your emotions are one of the ways to love yourself and build perfect relationships with your love ones. Control the emotions first before they control you.