I feel SO much better having faced down the stresses, felt the emotions fully, and taken an evening off. I need to remember more often how much that helps, whether or not I feel like it at the time. It’s easy to get caught up in one thing after another, trying to escape from things rather than taking them on fully so that I can move past them.
Good in theory…much harder in practice. But, they say that it takes many, many repetitions of something you’re not used to before it becomes more natural. I guess I just keep practicing.
Anyway, post-meltdown I stole a little guilty Sims playing time and drank a lot of pop (for whatever reason), and I feel better now. Doing things exclusively for the purpose of being nice to myself now and then feels awfully good too.