Lately, I have been carrying the weight of the world around on my shoulders. I have always had freakishly good coping skills and can usually maneuver myself through anything, but, my little daily pep talks have not been working or even helping.
Yesterday, that weight got just too heavy to carry and came crashing down pulling me along with it. So, what did I do!?! I CRIED and it felt.....WONDERFUL!!!
Why don't I do this more often??? Oh, what a pleasant relief it was to let my big and tough guard down and allow myself to feel sad AND sad enough to reach the point of those comforting tears.
"I am strong. I am the glue that holds it all together. Stop feeling sorry for yourself. Push through and move on. This too shall pass, etc...." Then, if none of that works, it's the "just breathe and pull yourself together!"
Oh, shut up, inner voice! Take a day off already! Don't call me, I'll call you when I am ready to talk!
Seriously, though, emotions are there for a reason and it is vital to use them...all of them. With that said, I am feeling better and stronger today. I am back to taking on each issue one by one instead of letting them all join forces and overwhelm me.
Hey, inner voice, we may be talking again soon but I am just giving you a heads up. I am allowing myself to cry now, so, I just might not need you as much...but I do appreciate you too!
How do you cope during challenging moments? Is it an inner voice, a good cry or something else that helps you the most?
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