I’m a complete wuss, I’ll be totally honest. Somewhere along life’s path, I became terrified to tell people how I truly feel. I’m scared of hurting others, I’m scared of not being accepted and most of all – I’m scared of hurting myself. Well, I’ve had a realization and I’m making this my 2014 resolution (a little late I know), I’m vowing to be more honest about my feelings with everyone. Here are some reasons why you, too, should open up about how you feel.
1. You just keep getting older.
We’re not digressing in age people…so be honest about what makes you happy now. Stop procrastinating and tell the girl at work how you feel. Message that cute guy on Tinder first and tell him you’d like to grab coffee. Tell your boss you’re not happy with your new assignment. You’ll feel a lot better after you’re honest!
2. The feelings might not be mutual.
This is the sucky realization but your OkCupid cutie may only see you as a friend. He may not want to take your relationship to the next level. It’s better to find out now than to wait and waste even more of your time. And if you get news you weren’t ready for, call up a friend and enjoy a night out! You deserve it.
3. You’ll gain respect for your honesty.
Even if you tell your boss you aren’t entirely happy about what your promotion entails, they’ll respect you for being honest. And maybe they’ll even work to find ways you could be happier at your job. If you’re breaking up with your new beau, they’ll be glad you did it now rather than later (even if it hurts).
4. What do you have to lose?
Are you worried about opening up to your girlfriend just to have her break up with you? Then she was probably going to do it anyway. You won’t lose your family, you won’t lose any true friends and you probably won’t lose your job.
Take the 2014 Challenge of opening up about you feel with me. Leave your comments below if you try it out! Or tweet us and let us know how honesty is working out for you! Happy Dating! 🙂
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