I subscribe to a service that shares articles of my interest on the daily. Usually it's all mental health related, but there is some lifestyle stuff in there too. Today one of the articles was a duplicate from before, that apparently I did not read mindfully the first time around. (Shh...don't tell...) I re-read it today and came across this gold nugget.
"Some professional advice: If you're trying to do something next to impossible, carve out some crying time. There's no shame there. Just cry. What you're going through is f-ing hard." - Jessica Wildfire
Where was this nugget when I was in grad school? Where was it when I started working again after ten years of unemployment? That was hard, but I was raised very differently. Women do not cry, women carry the family through and make sure it's taken care of. NO CRYING. But, in all honesty there should not be any guilt in crying and letting it out.
But, I want to remind you that good coping skills are always a good tool to have around. Play guitar, color, draw thousands of stick people, whatever makes you happy. Go out and try that thing you've always wanted to try but never did. Now's the time. Build those positive experiences. Build your happiness. Hopefully, the hard things won't be so hard if you're surrounding yourself with good things.
I'm not saying don't cry, by all means do it! We all need a good cry! I just want to remind everyone that life is hard, but it's meant to be fun too. This article was about proving people wrong and doing what you want to do. (BTW...it's posted on the 'Press' page) I'm all for that! It's your life! Do with it what you want, just enjoy it!
So the point is, build those coping skills, cry when you need to cry, just be sure you're doing what makes you happy and will be your reward in the end. Read the article on the 'Press' page. Become inspired!
Now...to share my favorite skit on crying...Admit it...we've all been there!
Dane Cook: Weep-a-thon
I am a Master Social Work graduate from UGA, and absolutely LOVE what I do. I specialize in DBT therapy, and enjoy working adolescent teens and adults (ages 12 & up). I hope you enjoy my blog, it's been a long time in the making! *HUGS!*