Wednesday was a bad day. One of those days where I had to force myself to see the good things because there were so many little things going wrong. I could have easily dealt with one or two of these things happening, but it’s like I didn’t have time to recover. They weren’t even that bad… which made me even more frustrated at myself for being upset.
I did everything I could to turn the day around. I went to the gym and read on the treadmill to get some endorphins pumping and get away from my phone… but I got 3 work calls that interrupted my thoughts. I got home from my doctors’ appointment to see the wood for my deck delivered in my driveway so I took all of my leftover energy to pull every board into my garage one piece at a time. Wood is heavier than I thought it was!! Listening to music I could sing loudly while I got another workout in helped. But I still had that feeling in the back of my heart that I had too many emotions and couldn’t deal with them.
I finally decided to let myself cry. Nothing that happened “should” have made me feel this intense, but there was such a build-up of everything without a break. I put on the movie “Me Before You” which I had never seen before. It was the perfect amount of sad that I bawled my eyes out and let go of alllllllll those bottled-up emotions. Why does crying relieve so much stress? All I can say is after an evening of crying and a long night of sleep, the next day was so much better. I could see everything in a different light. All the heaviness of the previous day was now manageable… or even seen as a benefit.
What do you do when you’re feeling too much to handle? Do you journal, yoga, run, craft, sleep, cry….? What are your go-to sad movies? Songs to sing? Books to read? How do you release all the emotions caused by your daily stress? Please share your process with me so next time I can try something different 😊 As always, if you take any fun pictures or videos, tag me on Instagram @SmileMakePeopleWonder and use the hashtag #DandelionSmiles. Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss out on the next exciting idea!