TWICE shared that talking about their struggles and being open about their mental health helped them cope with the highs and lows of idol life.
Nothing wrong with asking for help
But that’s far from the truth.
Nayeon shared with NME that being honest and vulnerable is a sign of strength.
“There was a time when we thought that it was better not to talk about it. But now we think it’s much better to be open and honest about what’s happening to us.”
We may be scared to share about the monsters in our mind, but talking about them may reveal what these monsters really are.
Leader of TWICE, Jihyo recently released her solo album Killing Me g=Good.
After her release, Jihyo shared that her views on success changed as she found more meaning in her work.
“Honestly, as a trainee, I just had the dream to debut and become a singer. Once I accomplished that initial goal, I remember feeling like I was a little lost. I didn’t really know what to look forward to. But now, I see the job of a singer as someone who provides lots of joy to people in a variety of ways”, shared Jihyo in an interview with Vulture.
Though we may have various milestones we want to achieve, we should also not forget to live in the moment and the small joys in life!
Hardships are not so hard when shared
Ever heard the saying ‘two is better than one’?
The girls are advocates for taking the first step towards asking for help and gaining support from one another.
The girls shared their coping methods with Cosmopolitan:
Momo: “When we’re working, there are certain members who are more energetic than others. When I’m tired and not at my best, they really make me laugh and just by talking to them I get more energy. And when they’re tired, I make them laugh.”
Mina: “I’m a person who spends a lot of time alone and it really helps me [cope with difficulties] when other members ask me to do things I would not do on my own. For example, because of other members, I got to experience water-skiing, and they invited me to eat great food.”
The purpose of sharing your worries with others is not to make you feel worse or bad about yourself, but to remind you that you are not alone. Through meaningful conversations with others, you may be able to find comfort. Sometimes, advice from others can give you a new perspective on your problem too!
Here are some tips on overcoming stress and asking for help:
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