Sometimes, it would be all together easier to just give into the overwhelming mounting pressures of life and just cry it out. Last night, I let a few fall.
Its super easy for me to sit back and write article after article on how you should do everything you can to avoid giving into your problems. It’s easy for me to motivate and inspire you to do so because at heart, I’m a happy and grateful person. I see so much good in this life and find it’s often harder for me to commit to seeing the bad.
I’m just another woman in this world with a mounting heap of stress who does all she can to keep it in check. But every now and then, I let a few fall. Sometimes I just need to. It’s a whole lot better then stumbling along pretending that everything is just as it should be. I allow my self that quick release but giving in and hanging out there is never an option.
In those moments that I like to call my “spiritual cleanse,” I acknowledge my feelings, accept that I’m at a point of release and I cave. After a few minutes, I force myself to think of all I have to be grateful for and I smile.
Having a great support system in place for those moments is priceless. My husband knows how I roll and he lets me get it out and jumps in when I’m building myself back up. He offers his humor, his love and compassion. Just what this girls needs in those moments.
Don’t deny your feelings of sadness until you reach a point of numbness. Avoid holding it all in and learn to trust yourself to handle your emotions in a healthy manner.
If a healthy release is a new concept for you, then never be afraid to call in some back up like a friend, a counselor or a family member. Sharing doesn’t make us weak, in fact, it makes us strong. Strong enough to recognize the healing that comes from getting things off our minds and hearts.
Be brave and strong and remember that there is growth to be found in the challenges. Remember that even when the day feels too tough to handle, tomorrow presents an opportunity for happiness.