Mental Health

Oversharing?

A couple of weeks ago, my boyfriend and I had a conversation regarding my blog. If you follow my social media (links are on my main page) you will know that I’ve really struggled with my mental health at the moment and this is what stemmed the conversation.

Now, I have always been open about my mental health because I’m not ashamed of it and I believe if I speak out I may encourage others to be open about their experiences and can help them etc. Basically, I am just very open about everything and will always share my experiences in the hope it helps others. My boyfriend fully supports me in everything that I do and I’m so grateful for him but he did mention that he’s worried about my mental health and sharing my experiences. I completely get where he’s coming from because now those experiences will be on the internet for everyone to see and he worries that I will dwell on it, go back and read them which will affect my mental health. I didn’t really have an answer for him because sometimes I do read my blog posts back but if I’m honest, this corner of the internet is all mine and I want to share things about my life, what is making me happy, my current mental state and what I do etc. I am a very emotional person and feel like I need to get things off my chest but I hate talking to people about it so If I put it on the internet then it’s there choice to read it or not. Does that make sense? I ramble so much and I’m sorry for it but I don’t quite know how to put it concisely.

I suppose the point of this blog post is to find out your views on sharing things online. Yes, I admit I do overshare sometimes but I’m not going to apologise for being me and I will only share what I feel comfortable with. At the minute, my corner of the internet is really small so I do feel comfortable with sharing more but if my corner ever grows then I might start sharing less. Who knows what will happen in the future.

What are your guys views on sharing things online? Let me know down below.

Lots of love, Els xxx

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