Talk It Out

Sharing how you feel with those you trust can be good for your well being.

Open communication can improve your relationships with others and with yourself. Sometimes speaking up can be challenging, but the more we talk about how we feel, the lighter our problems  are to carry.

These tips may help make it easier to communicate: 

  • Check in with yourself and try to understand why you feel the way you do. 
  • Find the right time to talk with the person and take a break if things get too heated.
  • Share your truth, be clear, and focus on the main point.
  • Pay attention when the other person speaks. Listen to learn vs. only listening to respond.
  • Ask open-ended questions to really understand the other person’s view.

Pass it on

Children learn best through play! Sharing toys is a great way for children to learn how to think about other people’s point of view as well as their own. Check out this resource to support sharing skills.

Learn other skills to support your wellbeing.

Last updated April 10, 2024