How To Bounce Back After An Emotional Breakdown

You know that feeling you get after you’ve had a good cry? That feeling of “I can do this!” and “This day is going to be better!”?

Although emotional breakdowns aren’t ideal or fun to go through, they help you release those pent-up emotions and thoughts built up inside you.

The other night, after a rather rough day, my emotional breakdown took place. I was lying in bed, scrolling through social media on my iPad, when a surge of old, hurtful situations came to the forefront of my mind.

“You’re a loser!”
“Ain’t nobody going to want you!”
“You made a mistake!”

Old, cruel comments from people clouded my better judgment. I thought I was doing well, but I guess I wasn’t. I thought I was starting to make better decisions and doing more to make myself more approachable. In the eyes of some, I wasn’t doing enough. Almost instantly, warm tears began to roll down my face. I didn’t want to cry, but I felt that I needed to release that hurt and pain I felt at that moment.

I sat up in bed, allowing my tears to flow freely, as I did my best to work through the emotional turmoil. After a moment, I stopped crying and concluded that I needed to be honest about my feelings. Holding onto hurt, stress, and past trauma does more harm than good to me.

Before I drifted off to sleep, I mouthed a quick prayer and made it my mission to look forward towards the things that I feel that I’ve been placed on this earth to do.

It’s Time To Bounce Back!

Having emotional breakdowns are exhausting. It takes so much out of you to fully let go and have a good, deep cry. It’s okay to let it all out, but it’s what you do after that’s important.

Let me share with you some things that you can do after you’ve had an emotional breakdown.

1. Focus on the things that you want!

Write the vision and make it plain! What is it that you want for your life? Would you like to learn to forgive those who’ve wronged you? Do you want to put yourself out there and meet new people? Be honest with yourself, and let it be known the desires of your heart.

I would like for you to grab your journal, or phone, start a new note, and in that note, please jot down all of the things that you desire. Once you’ve completed that task, place it somewhere that you’ll see it daily. Keep this note close to you and recite it! Your focus should be on the things ahead of you, not the stuff behind you.

2. Do something that brings you joy!

Paint your nails, sing along to your favorite songs out loud, read an encouraging book! Whatever activity brings you joy, do those things.

3. Pray/Meditate

Open up and be honest with God about what you’re going through. Tell Him what you need, and exercise your faith and believe that He will provide those things.

Here are a few Bible verses for you to meditate on:

  • Jeremiah 30:17
  • 1 Corinthians 10:13
  • Isaiah 41:10

Keep Your Head Up High!

Life has a way of tearing you down. But, in those times of trouble, let’s keep the faith. Press through and always remember to keep your head high and trust that you’re a strong, powerful, amazing woman. Keep that in mind!

Have a wonderful day!

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