Why I found myself in tears earlier this week and what helped me to feel much better quickly.
Earlier this week, after a good, productive day, I was excited to get to bed and wake up continuing my busy schedule checking off my to-do list tasks happily. The next day though didn’t exactly go the way I’d predicted. By 2 pm, I was sitting cross-legged on the couch, laptop balanced in front of me, in tears. And I mean a lot of tears. The sad, unstoppable kind. The kind that, to be honest, I spent a lot of time with over the last year after the loss of my beloved Nanna.
What brought them on?
Well, as we all know, life is unpredictable. We don’t really know what is around the corner.
That morning I had received multiple counts of sad news concerning family and friends. All at once. I spent the morning scatterbrained moving around my apartment not really being able to concentrate on anything. (More so than usual- I am easily distracted!). I didn’t know all the details either, so I kicked into worry mode. After lunch, another message with even sadder news came through from my Mum. Without going into details, it was about a loved family member finding out medical news.
By 2 pm, I opened up Facebook where a few chat windows popped up with friends. Before I knew it I found myself sharing what I was going through, my hands shaking as I typed before I completely broke down into tears. The thing was, rather than feeling stuck in a loop, sharing with them ended up helping me feel much much better, quickly. Their support meant so much. I could move toward thoughts of gratitude more quickly. Of course, I was still sad but not feeling so alone made a huge difference.
Today, since I haven’t shared any personal posts in a while, I thought I would share this with you all. It’s funny, last week I was getting frustrated and upset by all sorts of little things beyond my control. This all snowballed into me having a few mopey days in a bad mood worrying about things that hadn’t even happened yet. This week, looking back, it was such a waste of time and energy to be so upset over something for no real reason.
5 THINGS TO GET YOURSELF BACK ON TRACK & STAY POSITIVE
- Celebrate even the smallest of wins. Every day if you can find something to be thankful for, to be proud of, or just something good happening in your community or the world in general, celebrate it.
- Exercise! Get outside and go for a walk/ run/ jog/ yoga sesh, or hit the gym or a class to get your body moving and change your location. It’s amazing how rewarding it can be to push yourself and get away from your desk.
- Meditate. Or, even if you have tried meditation and it doesn’t do much for you, do something that puts your mind into a calm, focused and meditative state. It could be drawing, sorting something, reading, cooking… whatever works for you.
- Call or message a friend. Chat, share, listen, laugh, cry, whatever it takes. It is amazing how much friends are in our lives to help each other through what we are going through.
- Detox from too much digital device use, from bad foods, alcohol, etc. Give your body a break and nourish it with good foods, water and sleep.
Lastly, today I just want to extend a huge thank you to you for reading, sharing with and supporting me. I am so grateful and adore the messages you send me and for your visiting Inspiring Wit. Thank you. xx
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