I know I often say how it is good to talk but I also know that expressing your feelings through talking can be hard. Sometimes you don’t want to talk. Sometimes you can’t talk because it’s too hard and sometimes we feel like there might not be someone around to talk to about what we want to talk about. It’s important to know that this is ok but it’s also important not to bottle those feeling up otherwise we end up exploding like a bottle of fizzy pop that’s been shaken up too much. So, if you’re not up to talking it is a good idea to have a different outlet for expressing yourself.
Something you can do is decorate a diary ready to write down your thoughts and feelings. Maybe you have an old pad somewhere or you could make one by folding a few pieces of paper in half. You could use stickers, felt tip pens, or even cut out positive phrases from a magazine. Once you’ve personalised your diary, you can get writing. You may not decide to write but instead doodle drawings in it instead that give you reminders about what and how you’re feeling. Whatever you do, it may well be that in a few days time you want to share what you have written, when you have calmed down or feel differently. It’s also ok if you just want to keep you diary as a place where you write things and don’t use it to talk in the future. The important thing is that you’re writing down how you feel if you can’t talk about your feelings.
If you make one and you want to, maybe you could take a picture of it and email the picture to school. I’d love to see your front covers for inspiration for my next diary.
I hope this helps you if you’re struggling to talk.
Love from Miss Mallalieu