I read this on a meme this week:
“I’m done, I’m sick of this sh*t”
“She was, in fact, not done and went on to tolerate this sh*t a further 27,000 times”
I read this meme last week and yikes – it so resonated!
How many times have you said something similar?
And then… woken up the next day and done nothing about it?
How long is long enough until you’ve really had enough?
- When you’ve said – “enough”?
- When you’re consumed and completely self absorbed in your thoughts?
- When your sleep is interrupted?
- When you become manic?
- When you’re in tears/shouting/shutting down daily?
- When you don’t want to be here anymore or run away?
- When you think about seeing the doctor?
- When you stop seeing your friends?
- When you get to the fetal position in bed?
- When you can’t work or parent?
- When you start on antidepressants? (Please note I believe medication can be helpful for some)
What I’m detailing above is what I believe some of the STEPS are in the emotional journey to a breakdown. Because there are steps. You don’t just end up on the floor (except in the case of trauma).
I often work with people all the way from the tears/shouting through to the non-functioning.
We’ve all read those quotes: if you don’t rest… your body will choose to rest for you. And it will. There’s only so long it can tolerate being in a state of stress, overwhelm, anxiety and hypervigilance.
I’ve been on the other side of that 10 years ago when I couldn’t get out of bed. I recognise this is exactly what happened to me.
Yet often when people come to me in REAL pain, you’re in final steps.
The result is a longer path back to wellness, which is hard, frustrating, painful and really impacts your self esteem.
So let me ask you again – how long is long enough? If you believe today is the time and you’d like to investigate help, please get in touch.
Much love, Tricia xxx