I enjoy self help books, motivational speakers, and social platforms that encourage healthy mental wellness and self care, because some days I just ain’t feelin it and that’s ok!
I was recently looking for a good self help book and came across Unfu*k Yourself by Gary John Bishop
A week before ordering the book I wasn’t feeling as productive in my daily life. I felt I had “hit a wall” and I needed some sort of wakeup call, a pep talk to get my shit together and this book was it. I was nose deep in the book and finished reading it in 2 days but found myself re-reading chapter by chapter really letting everything “marinate” in my brain to fully grasp every concept and lesson so that I will able to implement it into my daily life.
This quote really stood out to me and I go back to it often, I find it to be the most accurate grasp of reality.
What is your favorite motivational book or quote?
The past couple of days I’ve had both highs and lows, I am being more productive in my everyday life which is great however I find myself physically exhausted by the evening time and then comes the lows that creep up at night thinking of everything I need to do before tomorrow even begins! Just yesterday I had a cry, a much needed cry, a “I’m overwhelmed” cry and at first I didn’t want to because I thought it will show that I don’t have it all figured out like I thought I did, and that I was somehow weak and to prove to myself I’ve gotten physically and mentally stronger I thought I’d have to suck it up and just let it pass. But I felt this need to cry and need for comfort and I spoke to my better half about it and his reply was “it’s ok, it’s normal and you should let it out, you’ll feel better.” For a second I thought he wasn’t listening to me and probably thought I was talking about flatulence! But there I was crying, and damn it felt good. I think we need to reassure ourselves and those around us that it is ok to cry when we are overwhelmed or overjoyed, it’s an expression that’s meant to be, well, expressed!
We ended the night with pizza and watching our favorite show together and I woke up the next day feeling more at ease. Today I wore some earrings my mother gave to me recently and it helped give me that extra comfort as I happily put them on and kicked today’s ass!
IT’S NORMAL TO CRY! It happens, sometimes we get overwhelmed no matter how big or small a situation may be (it’s not for others to judge the importance of your matter) but it’s totally ok to cry, so if you find yourself in need of it cry it out and get back to being the badass you are!