I’m definitely one of those people that always says “I’m fine” or “I’m ok”, especially when I’m nowhere close to being that.
I don’t like lying, but even more so I hate burdening others with my problems, or giving others a reason for concern.
But also, talking about my problems rarely makes me feel better. What makes me feel truly better is ignoring it until it goes away. Lol… I know it never really goes away by ignoring it, but that’s how I feel better in the moment.
And talking about it with another person is quite the opposite of ignoring it, so it doesn’t suit me very well and makes me uncomfortable. So to avoid that discomfort, is another reason why I minimize how I feel.
Do any of you do this too? Is there a benefit to being this way or is it ultimately unhealthy?
I’ve been wondering about this because I’m seriously burnt-out from working-from-home. I feel trapped in my own home. It’s like, my prison now. And it’s starting to negatively affect my work and my personality. And my natural inclination is to ignore it until it goes away, but it’s not going away.
And I keep telling everyone that everything is fine. But it’s really not.