It has been a super rocky new year! So rocky, I tripped, fell, rolled down hill, into quick sand, but I haven’t sunk yet.
The Dim Brighter Side
I am always the first to recognize a brighter side, a new perspective that provides hope to something better. At the moment, the brighter side is pretty dim.
My husband is being bombarded by some crazy Life challenges that strangely have nothing to do with him directly, yet are impacting our family in big ways. The worst part, all we can do is just ride it out and hope for the best.
Life happens, but strangely not all at once; so the Universe is totally up to something. Major change is coming and we just don’t know what to expect…it’s scary! However, just because the brighter side is a bit dim, doesn’t mean it’s completely blacked out.
I Cried, Laughed, Cried, and Laughed Again
It’s been an emotional roller-coaster! I am on this endless cycle of crying and laughing. My emotions are all over the place. Just when we are feeling better about everything, something else unexpected happens. It’s crazy!!
I got so deeply depressed about everything going on, I forgot about all the things that make me happy. I forgot about blogging, my Netflix binge watching, and even the small things that make me smile, regardless of the tough times.
It’s okay to be sad. It’s okay to worry. It’s okay to get overwhelmed by the “what-if’s, the worst case scenario’s, and self-doubt.” It’s when we don’t do anything about the way we feel that becomes a problem and it’s just another problem to add to the rest of our problems.
Depression is no joke! It can be extremely difficult to escape from depression. I feel as if the entire world is crumbling around me. Fortunately, after awhile, I have realized the world is not ending (not yet).
The brighter side, although dim, has provided me with enough strength to be the solid rock my family needs me to be during these strange stressful times. Life happens and change is inevitable, but no matter what, at the end of the day, we always learn to adapt!
Breathe. Accept what you cannot control. Be grateful for all that you have. Be kind to others and love yourself.
How do you overcome overwhelming emotions in situations you can’t control?