Do you feel like your not getting your needs met? Do you feel overwhelmed because you struggle to assert boundaries and have difficulty saying no? Do you ever feel like you aren’t as close or emotionally connected to others as you’d like? Do others say this to you? Do you avoid vulnerability because it feels uncomfortable? Have you ever been told that it is difficult for others to really understand you or for others to feel validated by you? If you agree to any of those questions, I want to help you! This is not who you are! Your communication can shift and change!
Communication is such a powerful thing. It is a means of connection between people. Both verbal and nonverbal communication, or body language, play a part in how one person understands another ( @ )
The quote on this post says communication is simple and I understand that from a literal standpoint (opening your mouth or moving your body may be simple). I also know that communication can be very difficult for many people and for many reasons.
If you struggle to communicate, avoid confrontation, and/or receive feedback that you don’t communicate enough or well, then I encourage you to explore the whys and possible beliefs that may hold you back from connecting with others. Be curious about yourself rather than judgmental and take some risks. Feeling uncomfortable is normal anytime you do something that you don’t often do. The feeling you get when you try something new is not always a sign that what you are doing is not right. It may just be the feeling of discomfort because it is new! The more you challenge yourself to communicate the less uncomfortable you may feel over time and the happier and more connected you may feel using your voice!