Short piece for the blog this week because it’s a really simple idea.
I was thinking, recently, about a time when I was at my wits end. I was exhausted and sick and overwhelmed and upset. I tried to go for a walk. I listened to my favorite song. I drank Peppermint tea like it was nobody’s business. But I was still exhausted and sick and overwhelmed and upset.
But had I tried crying?
Had I let go of the moment? Had I stopped trying to be strong and in control? Had I, instead of trying to justify how I felt, just felt? Had I listened to emotion and embraced the heart ache?
What would that look like?
In times of frustration, I am giving myself permission to try a new strategy. Strength is found in calm reflection. Before you try to keep pushing through, I’m asking you to slow down for a second, to take a break, to let yourself feel.
Give yourself a moment. Let yourself hurt. Help yourself heal. Begin again.