One Direction, goodbye Zayn
Zayn’s recent departure from music is sad news for One Direction fans everywhere.
Some of us might scratch our heads as to why anyone would want to leave behind such a glamorous and successful career. But, Zayn’s decision to take some space and enjoy being a normal 22 year-old is a brave move.
It can be hard to admit we’re going through a tough time. Even when everything around us is seemly going well we might still feel a bit crap for reasons we might not be able to identify.
Often, when we don’t know the exact reason why things are difficult it can seem easier ignore how we feel.
Everyone goes through tough times. Pretending things are fine can be exhausting and may end up making you feel worse.
Talk to someone
Just like Zayn, taking some time out to focus on yourself and getting back into a more positive place can help you look at the reasons why things have been difficult.
Be there for friends
It’s not always obvious to spot when others are finding things difficult. If you feel someone you know is going through a tough time try not to focus on all the reasons behind it. Be there for them if they need to talk, or simply be around to support them.
Make the effort
Calling over for tea or going for a walk with a friend who’s going through a tough time can make all the difference to how someone feels when they’re struggling.
Good luck Zayn!
Taking the steps to help ourselves through a tough time can be hard. Zayn has made a very brave decision, we wish him all the luck and hope he gets to relax and enjoy his life away from the media spotlight.