How to Build Yourself Up After Emotionally Breaking Down

by | Jan 5, 2018 | Wellness | 0 comments

No one ever teaches you how to build yourself back up after emotionally breaking down. You’ll need to learn the hard way by trial and error.

Let’s face it.  Sometimes, life isn’t fair. It can be tough out there in the world. Constantly dealing with adulting, decisions, emotions, and opinions by others is so freely offered to us, even when we don’t want them. 

Some days, it can be overbearing and downright depressing to think about everything going on.  It may feel as if things are in a downward spiral at times. It’s normal to feel down about life and even yourself. We all go through cycles of this at one point or another, but how you build yourself back up truly matters. 

Build Yourself Up

This post does not constitute medical advice. Please see a licensed physician for diagnosis and treatment.

Did you know that you can be your own worst enemy and your number one cheerleader in life? You can take something negative and turn it around into a positive.  You can control the path that leads up to happiness.

How empowering is that to think about?! It’s time to learn how to build yourself up with some surefire tips and tricks that I had to learn entirely on my own.

Here’s how to build yourself up after emotionally breaking down:

Don’t make excuses to yourself for your feelings. Own them.

It is normal to have a range of emotions. Suppressing those thoughts and feelings can be worse, but acknowledging them and trying to understand where they are coming from allows you to move forward to start building yourself back up.

Let go of the past.

If the cause of your emotional breakdown has something to do with the past, let it go. Forgive, if possible, and clear up real estate in your brain from concentrating on the negative aspects of your past. If you fill your mind with thoughts that aren’t going to lead you in the direction of building yourself back up, then you won’t have room in your head to add those new positive thoughts that your body and mind are craving and need. Forgetting negatives can be hard to do, but start by trying to forgive. Once you can forgive, you may find it gives you peace to move forward in your journey to happiness.

Know your value and worth.

You are remarkable. You have a purpose and bring joy to others. Own that! Let that smile shine and brighten the day of those around you. Be the beacon of joy you can be by spreading kindness and positivity to others. The emotions and efforts that you put forward may come back to you as well—helping others while helping yourself. It sounds like a win, win to me!

Invest in yourself.

Do something that YOU want to do! Pamper yourself. Stop putting yourself on the back burner.  Have you wanted to go on a vacation? Book it. Do you need a spa day? Prep those toes! Want a day of just ordering pizza and binging on movies? Easy to do. Whatever it is, please do it! Treat yourself. Make your heart happy and your mind at ease. Allow yourself to relax and focus on yourself.

Get a lot of fresh air.

It’s true… if you are having a hard time emotionally, you need a change of scenery. Get out and about. Go on a hike, a run, a bike ride… anything. If your mind is racing, get moving. Is there a trail that you have had your eye on hiking for a while? Pack up and go. Is there a new coffee shop you want to try out in town? Sounds like a great plan. Be agile and able, and go go go.

There are times in our life when we all need a break. Whether we have reached an emotional breaking point or feel we are on the spiral to get there, recognizing that is critical. Understanding that there needs to be a change is essential, then making it a priority to start that change. Reminder to be kind to yourself and allow a buffer in your decisions. 

Self Care

Building yourself back up emotionally can take time, and that is okay. Whether you tackle building yourself back up or seek additional guidance and help, remember you are your cheerleader. Have faith in yourself and your abilities. You are creating your own story in life and can start over every day. 

Treat today as Page #1. It’s a chance to write a new chapter full of happiness, positivity, and optimism. 

How do you build yourself up after emotionally breaking down? Comment below with your tips and tricks! 

This post does not constitute medical advice. Please see a licensed physician for diagnosis and treatment.


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