Yesterday I had a proper and not that pretty nervous breakdown. Being tired combined with feeling overwhelmed and under pressure due to an ongoing conflict with neighbors. As a result, a small incident unleashed the entire pressure and made it explode. I did eventually manage to compose myself but it took a while.
So here are some ideas that can help you revert to your normal self:
- Be compassionate to yourself. Remind yourself that you are a mere human being, and that human beings can sometimes fall off the wagon.
- Avoid the company of people who do not have understanding or compassion for you at that moment. If needed, go out or find another way to spend some time on your own.
- If you feel like crying, cry. If you feel angry, box a pillow. Find a healthy way to release the negative emotions.
- Try using some simple meridian tapping (also known as EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique). If you have never heard about it, just tap softly on the side of your hand below the small finger or on the top of your head while crying, feeling pity about yourself or retelling the story of your misfortune. Tapping helps you calm down, and regaining a calmer demeanor makes it easier to decide what to do next.
Another article deals with the subject of accepting your emotions.