My friend L. Danielle Baldwin shared this post by Aleksandra Slijepcevic of Elite Daily this morning and it’s a good thing too. I needed to hear every word. There is indeed beauty in the breakdown.
Go ahead and read it. . . I’ll wait.
10 Reasons Why Losing Your Sh*t Will Make Your Life Come Together
One of the many reasons that Aleksandra’s post resonated with me is this passage: “When you feel like you’ve reached a breaking point, something beautiful happens: You begin to listen to yourself, your own truth and your own suffering — that’s where healing begins.”
Great right? Well, it is if you give yourself permission to lose your shit. I mean really lose your shit. . . let it out. (something that I am still working on since the death of my biological mother last fall). I swear I think I just need to go out into the woods and scream, sign up for a tantrum yoga class and just keep writing.
We all have our own reasons for breaking down and losing our shit. And I don’t mean in a violent way, where you can hurt yourself or others, I mean when you let go and let out the pent up emotion and stress that could be killing you. It’s not healthy for us to put on the mask of “everything’s okay” when it’s not.
Personally, I’m still coming to terms with the fact that putting myself and my health first is not a selfish act. I’m also still trying to find the words for my truth and the courage to hit publish.
Wise words from Aleksandra that will end up on my vision board – “Being vulnerable means being open, honest and exposed. It means not holding on to any preconceived notion of what you think you should be and, most importantly, not giving a flying f*ck about what anyone else thinks of you.”
Regardless of the reason for you losing your shit, I hope that you take time for yourself and maybe try these old fashioned stress-relief tools. I can’t guarantee any of them will help but they might.