In this digital age, when it is easier to send a tweet, like an insta pic or send a quick snap, you can see why the old fashioned chat is becoming less popular.
Despite this it feels like the need for good conversation is becoming greater, as the ability to share your problems with someone in real life can be invaluable. There are lots of reasons to talk whether it be personal reasons, to be a good friend, share an important message or just to discuss your latest Netflix series. Being able to have a chat can be really healing and is an art that shouldn’t be forgotten in the ever-changing world of social media.
Talking about your feelings is one of the bravest things you can do, especially if you’re suffering. It might feel scary being so vulnerable but if you are talking to the right person, in a calm environment, the positive results will outweigh any worries.
Talking can be the key to feeling less alone and give you a different perspective which can be difficult to do when you’re suffering mentally. There is ALWAYS someone to listen to you when you’re ready whether it is someone in your personal life, professionals, charity workers of someone in your church. Taking this first step of starting a conversation is something that your future self will be truly grateful for and it is the perfect way to release all those bottled up feelings.
If you’re worried about a friend or family member, then opening up a conversation with them is always a good way to finding a solution. I’m sure you’ve been told before but a ‘problem shared, is a problem halved’ and I know you probably used to eye-roll when your mum told you this but honestly, it’s true! So if there is anything bothering you, just go straight for the chat because then you avoid any confusion that can be caused by talking over social media or by text.
When you talk with someone face-to-face, there is so much more to it than the words there is the eye contact, the tone and most importantly… the snacks!
Hopefully you feel encouraged to talk whether it be to put your message across, share your feelings or have a simple cuppa tea with your bestie. Just taking that time to converse, will do you and them the world of good. I will leave you with one of my favourite bible verses:
“Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones” – Proverbs 16:24