Have you ever felt like you were suffocating? At the end of your rope? Unable to move a muscle or put two good thoughts together? Unable to thread the needle of logic?
When we usually hear the term, ”rock bottom” we visualize a person on hard times financially, or perhaps dealing with the demons of substance abuse or mental illness? People who have surrendered hope and don’t see a way out of their darkness.
But ”rock bottoms” don’t have to be that extreme.
What about the person enduring emotional hardships? Random problems. It doesn’t matter whether they are big as boulders or small as pebbles.
Inner turmoil is like a cancer that spreads to other organs.
A wildfire wreaking havoc.
Some issues are too painful to share with the world. Instead of spitting them out, we choose to submerge them under the water.
Pretending them away. All the while, they are nibbling away at our cores.
Shooting arrows at our weaknesses.
We wonder why we are so exhausted, so tired, so overwhelmed with being overwhelmed.
With people, places or things. Disappointed with behaviors. Trusting the wrong people. Trusting the right people.
Shameful about past mistakes.
Pissed off about poor decisions and dragging our feet.
Often, flat on our faces with nothing left to give anyone or ourselves.
When we’re all cried out, we must get up.
Crawl, if you must. Attempt to walk. It’s critical to our wellness to honor our worth.
If you value your life, know this. Engage your fighting spirit and your will to survive.
God knows. It’s not easy. However, staying stuck in the mud feeds on complacency.
You deserve better.
Seek professional health; a therapist or psychologist– someone impartial who can listen while you unload your feelings and thoughts.
I believe in you. Start believing in yourself!