last week, I had a nervous breakdown and I’m not afraid to admit it.
it was sort of like a bunch of little things all lumped together and created one big thing. it was somewhere between dropping my morning coffee two days in a row, waking up with chest pains from stress and crying hysterically on the phone to my parents that I don’t know if what I went to college for is what I should be doing while sitting in traffic that I realized something just wasn’t right…and it’s not.
I’m stressed. I’m being pulled too thin. And I’m failing at all aspects of my life because of it. I’m not getting into the nitty-gritty on here, but there is A LOT going on in my life right now.
Sometimes I think that we strive too hard for perfection in every facet of our lives–do you know how high that standard is? Hell, I call it a win when my sneakers match my gym shorts, nevermind making sure I’m meeting expectations everywhere else in my day to day life on things that actually matter–like relationships and bill paying.
It’s easy to be hard on ourselves, but it’s hard to step back from a situation and allow ourselves to recognize that we need a break, help or simply room to breathe.
Normally, I wouldn’t start the week off on such a ho-hum level, but I think it’s important for anyone who might be reading to evaluate their own expectations and admit when things aren’t perfect.
And don’t forget..you’re doing just fine.