Everybody gets that. I don't believe that anyone, any human being, doesn't from time to time have a meltdown. Welcome to the human race.

Sometimes we have a bit of a meltdown. It can be something ordinary that just sends us over the edge. I vividly remember a time where I needed to get my washing out of the machine. There was a sheet in it, and all my washing had tangled into this one big ball of wet laundry, which I couldn’t get out. I just fell to the floor in front of the machine and wept. I felt like an utter failure.

Now, I understand that that’s a bit of an overly dramatic response. But this is the point. Sometimes stuff happens, and it completely overwhelms us.

Here’s the thing you should remember: you are not a failure.

What it means is that you are tired, or you’re having a bad day. Maybe it was just the 10th stupid thing that happened that day. Maybe it’s your hormones, the moon or the weather. There are 100 different reasons why sometimes really normal, mundane things trigger us and send us into a frenzy.

And you know what? It’s totally allowed.
Welcome to the human race.

Everybody gets that. Sure, survivors maybe get it a little bit more often or get it a little bit more extreme. But I don’t believe that anyone, any human being, doesn’t from time to time have a meltdown.

Take a deep breath. Call a friend. Have a cup of tea. Rest a little. Have something to eat, maybe you just have low blood sugar. Do some self-care so that gets you out of that funk.


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While I may technically be the Director here at SwanWaters, my unofficial title is Healing Cheerleader! I’m a survivor of childhood emotional abuse and workplace bullying. And believe me when I say that I’ve walked the walk when it comes to healing from trauma. I firmly believe that we can undo some of the damage that abuse has done to us, and learn the necessary skills to handle life and all it brings us.

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One comment:

  1. scapechi

    February 18, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    Oh yes, I have had plenty of these moments! There are times when I just laugh it off, and shake my head, then other times I have a good cry.


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