Monday, 26 June 2017

Why You Should Take 'Over-Emotional' As A Compliment

‘You cry at everything!’      ‘It’s just a film!’       ‘You get excited too easily!’
Ever had those things said to you? Yep, me too. For as long as I can remember I’ve had everyone I know tell me I’m over-emotional. Occasionally, I’ll find someone who thinks it’s a good thing and they won’t poke fun at me for it, but most of the time people see it as a negative trait. Well, I’m here to tell you why it’s NOT!

BOOKS, FILMS AND MUSIC ARE SUPPOSED TO MAKE YOU FEEL SOMETHING… One of the most frequent times I get told I’m over-emotional is when I’m watching a film or listening to music. I get so into whatever I’m watching/listening to that if it’s sad I’ll cry, if it’s happy I’ll feel elated, if it’s motivating I’ll get a fire in my belly, I just feel everything. And I bloody love it. Everyone laughs at me for it, but I honestly wouldn’t want it any other way. I love listening to a song and feeling overrun with emotions. That’s the point of it! All these directors, song-writers, musicians, authors, they WANT you to feel something! They don’t want you to listen to their heart-wrenching song and go ‘yeah it’s alright’, they want you to sob your eyes out!

IT MEANS YOUR EMPATHETIC (WHICH MORE PEOPLE SHOULD BE)… If one of friends starts crying, I physically can’t not cry with them! No matter who it is, or what emotion they’re feeling, I always end up putting myself in their shoes and feeling whatever they’re feeling. And I love it! There’s too many people in this world who can’t or won’t empathise with other people and I find it really sad. The world could use a lot more empathy!

WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO SPEND YOUR LIFE HOLDING BACK?… Going back to my point about watching a sad film or listening to emotional music, why would you honestly not want to feel anything? Or hide away whatever it is that you’re feeling? I personally wouldn’t ever want to experience something and only have ‘meh it was alright’ to say about it. I want to feel things completely and experience everything in the most full way I can!

LIFE WILL NEVER BE BORING FOR YOU… When you feel everything to the extreme, life is never boring. You could spend the day binge watching an emotional tv show and feel completely heartbroken. You could visit an optimistic  friend and come away feeling like you can take on the world. Life is never dull when you’re over-emotional and I wouldn’t have it any other way!
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  1. GIRL! I feel you so much on this post! I'm exactly the same, and over the years I've started to appreciate it a lot more, and not let it be a negative xxx

    www.natalieleanne.com

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    1. I'm so glad you liked it!! I definitely love being this way <3 xxx

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  2. I get this said to me so much, especially because I can cry for a week at a book, I don't think there is anything wrong with it!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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    1. I'm exactly the same! I think it's brilliant <3 xxx

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  3. I'm definitely over emotional and proud to be this way! I think a lot of people are scared of feeling too much, so I guess that makes us the brave ones! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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    1. It definitely does! If only everyone was this emotional! <3 xxx

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  4. I think it is so sad that people who are emotional seem to need to apologize for it or that it is seen as a weakness. Yes, there can be times where thinking rationally is better for the situation, but having the ability to feel things deeply makes for an empathetic and caring human being!

    Rae | LFB Blogazine

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  5. Such a great post! Everyone comes across as 'emotional' sometimes and they shouldn't feel negative about it.

    Have a lovely day,
    xx Kris

    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you! So glad you enjoyed it <3 xxx

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  6. Ah I loved reading this! I only ever hear 'over-emotional' branded around as an insult, it's so lovely to see a positive spin on it! Tara xo

    taradaniella.com

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    1. That makes me so happy! I'm so glad you enjoyed reading this! <3 xxx

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  7. This post is so perfect! I am over emotional with animations. I just can't deal with them sometimes! I'll always hear how stupid and weird that is, but oh well. I think that the movie works if it makes me ugly cry or laugh. So, this post is something that everyone should read 💕

    Heidi 🍓 | Heidi's Planner | Instagram

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    1. Wow thank you so much! Take no notice of anyone who says it's weird, feel sorry that they can't take as much enjoyment from it as you can! <3 xxx

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  8. Don't you love it when people thin they're giving you "advice" but they're really just showing their ignorance? I'm not a very emotional person but if something happens with a child or animal I'll get very teary - and classical music turns me into a weepy mess :-D

    http://shoe-fiend.blogspot.co.nz/

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  9. This is a nice way to think about things! I think everyone wants to be too cool to be emotional about anything these days but we're human after all.

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  10. I really struggle with being super emotional (bloody Pisces!) but this was such a cool take on being emotional, most of the time it's definitely said as an insult so it's kind of awesome for everyone to think about it in a positive light instead :)

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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    1. I'm so glad you liked it! Being emotional should be something to be proud of! :) xxx

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