Certain days like the today causes me to remember how important it is to take the time to release, breathe, and let go after a long and stressful day. After an extremely tough day at work as well as the weight of school, projects, family, on my shoulders, I came home and had what a call a complete and chaotic breakdown. I had a million thoughts zipping and zapping through my head, like the infinite cycling of the moon..As I looked out the window of my bedroom, huffing and puffing, tears streaming down my face, and feeling like lead, I felt a soft, warm, and comforting force uprising in my heart up to the rest of me to ‘breathe, center, and keep going’.
I was able to go into the next room where my dear room mate and sister was. She gave me a massive bear hug and chatted with me until I was able to stabilize myself. After breaking down, releasing, breathing, and doing some artwork, I started to feel so much better.
Getting past all of this jabbering, I just wanted to put out there (as well as trying to remind myself of this advice) that it is crucial not to let yourself carry the world on your shoulders until you collapse feeling drained. It can be REALLY difficult to do this with society’s peer pressure and standards to constantly keep your composure. Last that I checked, we are not Atlas. The truth is, we all build up so oodles of energy, break down when our cup is too full, release all negative emotions, breathe deeply, and move forward. We all have our own way on how we face daily gunk. However, we have a choice on how long we hang onto these things and how soon we let go to let the new things in.
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