8 WAYS TO BOUNCE BACK from a grown up meltdown

We are told to “toughen up”, get thicker skin, and not be so emotional. We keep our feelings shoved down until they just can’t be silenced any longer, and then BAM- meltdown time.

You try to keep your cool for so long, but then something happens that is the straw that breaks the emotional camel’s back and you’re in tears. You’re sobbing over the trigger event that just happened as well as every single thing that has ever happened to you. You’re probably drinking too much wine because wine gets you more than people do during this moment.

Now it’s the day after your adult meltdown. You feel like shit. Anxiety is high. You’re mad at yourself for getting so emotional and losing control.

How do you recover from a meltdown? How do you actually heal from this and move forward? How do you take care of yourself so that

Here are 8 things you can do to bounce back quicker from a grown up meltdown:

  1. Make a smoothie for breakfast. Or some other healthy food, if smoothies aren’t your thing. Get something healthy and nourishing into your body so that your mind has some good fuel to think clearly again.
  2. Watch some animal videos on YouTube or scroll through Reddit for some good puppers. Distracting yourself/making yourself laugh will give your mind a needed break.
  3. Go sit in a sauna. Or get a good sweat on at the gym. Not everyone is on board with the idea of sweating releasing toxins, but it does feel pretty damn cleansing just the same.
  4. Make a list of all of things you’ve accomplished and are proud of yourself for this week. This redirects your current thinking patterns and helps you focus on all the ways you really are awesome.
  5. Meditate. Meditating on a regular basis will help you recover quicker and can help prevent a future meltdown. (Don’t know how to meditate? Sign up here to get my FREE Meditation for Beginners email course)
  6. Put on some makeup and/or do your hair. Sometimes giving ourselves an extra boost of confidence on the outside helps us feel better on the inside.
  7. Clean your home. Cleaning even a room can give you a visual sense of accomplishment and less clutter makes it easier to stay calm.
  8. Ask for a hug from a loved one or your pet. Physical contact and affection is one of the most healing things in this world.

No matter what you’ve had a meltdown over, it’s important to forgive yourself and take care of yourself to move forward. Be gentle with yourself, you’re doing amazing. ️

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