Last week was rough, as I have heard was common for so many people! The cool thing about it?
That it passed.
We made it through and now we're rolling down hill, with the wind in our hair and the sun shining on our backs!
I'll share with you one of the most amazing things I learned in therapy this past year.
In a session I spent grieving over my frequent losing battles with depression and anxiety I explained how I felt a failure for not being able to control my emotions and keep the positive outlook that I loved so much.
It was suggested that instead of fighting the negative that I just go with it. Ride it out. Let it do it's thing and move forward, knowing that it would pass. Emotions often correspond with stages in life and like a roller coaster are constantly up and down... but that doesn't mean there is anything wrong or that there's a need for medication or other things.
The trick is to learn to find the common ground. When you're experiencing an extreme high, enjoy it but know that it will pass. Likewise, when you're experiencing an extreme low, stay focused and know that it will pass and the good times will be back.
Acknowledging this has saved my sanity.