Wow! What a crazy week! I honestly don’t think my emotions can’t handle anymore. It all exploded after my workout tonight.
This is what I looked like. I totally broke down. I’m was done. Exhausted – mentally, physically and emotionally.
First, I’ve got a TON going on! I have a monthly project that I have to get done and an even bigger one coming my way. This is where the mental stress comes from.
Then, in the wake of what happened in Las Vegas, I was literally torn apart. No, I didn’t know anyone attending the concert, but I don’t think that matters. The fact that this event even took place is devastating for anyone. I’ve been to Las Vegas. I’ve stayed at Mandalay Bay before. I’ve been to outdoor concerts. I have never had something this awful happen in my life, but the fact that it CAN happen scares the crap out of me. Over the past few days so many questions have been running through my mind (and I’m sure yours too) but some of them I can’t answer. All I can do is tell my loved ones how much I love them and give them all hugs next time I see them. This is where the emotional stress comes from .
And then there was tonight’s workout. It was a challenging one and the last straw. Tonight we (my husband/accountability partner/workout buddy) did a 45 minute kickboxing workout. It’s one of my favorites because the music gets you amped, the moves are fun to do and you feel like a true fighter. By the time you’re done you’re sweating buckets. It might not be the workout for everyone, but it’s the workout for me. There are a few tracks that literally leave you breathless. Like crazy breathing. Out your ears breathing. Whenever I do this workout, it makes me think back to 5 years ago when I first started my journey. Back then, I would have never been able to get through this workout without pausing the DVD. This is where the physical stress comes from.
So what do I do with all this stress? I could have cried my eyes out for days. I cry probably once or twice a month, but it’s over fairly quick. I could have bottled up all the emotions and kept it deep down in side me. But that’s not fun because it can cause actual damage to your body. I could have chosen not to leave my house and face to world but that’s not really an option.
What would be the best would be to talk to someone. And it’s definitely not a bad thing to ask for help. Even when you feel like you’re admitting defeat. Trust me, you’re failing just by asking for help. Getting help is one of the best things you can do for yourself because it’s part of self-care. There are many, many people out there that swear by therapy because you’re getting feedback from unbiased parties. It is as simple as that.
How are you handling your stress? Managing your stress can be done in a variety of ways, including getting a therapy appointment or calling a coach. If you think you’re at that point, don’t hesitate to schedule your consultation. And if you’re not ready for that, leave a comment and share how you’re holding up! You just might be helping someone else in the process.