. . . otherwise known as being overcome by overwhelming circumstances. People (demanding parents and partners, hellish colleagues and bosses, “well-meaning” friends) and/or events (jobs, caregiving, chores, commitments, expectations) can take their toll. There are off days, challenging ones, frustrating ones, go-away! ones. <LOL> Par for the course. It’s call l-i-f-e.
Being overwhelmed [overcome] does not mean:
♠ jumping up and down and ripping your hair out at the roots (this does not make for a very pretty fashion statement)
♠ hitting your head against a concrete wall (it hurts!)
♠ sucking back Canadian maple donuts (though they do hit that sweet spot so nicely) or treat(s) of choice
♠ chugging chardonnay (relaxes/numbs for a while but, ooooooh, the aftermath)
♠ screaming, cursing, swearing (though that does feel <bleeping> great)
♠ giving up (quitting or refusing to do something is okay for a day or two, but not the long run).
How about something more constructive?
♥ refocusing (tell yourself you got what it takes—you’re your own favorite—resilient—warrior)
♥ maintaining the faith (re-finding/redefining it, whatever faith may mean to you)
♥ believing in hope, dreams, and possibilities
♥ dancing / singing / listening to music
♥ exercising / walking / biking . . . swimming / surfing
♥watching fun (amusing) shows or inspirational programs
♥ reading something light/funny (comics work)
♥ breathing deeply—a lot!
No one said every day would be easy—and some may find many aren’t—but, again, that’s l-i-f-e. But those type of days don’t have to be [that] overwhelming. Face them straight on. Laugh at them. Do not let them take control. You . . . are . . . a . . . trooper . . . a . . . fighter.
You . . . got . . . this!