Temporary Crazy

Last week (and this week) was a doozy . I was overwhelmed with my workload. I ended up having a few panic attacks. This is not cool, but, unfortunately,  it’s very real for me. 

I get really energized when I have a lot of work to do. I love having creative energy, but if projects take too long or I work too hard, I can get burned out or just plain sad. That’s when I get temporarily crazy. That’s also when my personality quirks surface. 

Have you ever had moments you want to flip tables and scream? I’ve been there. Have you ever felt like you’ll never measure up to a task? Been there. 

I’m so grateful this is temporary craziness. Mood swings, confidence issues, obsessive overthinking are a part of me, but only on a temporary basis.

I don’t ever want my readers to think my pretty filtered photos tell the whole story of me. There’s more happening behind the frames. There is more to life then flower crowns-haha. My sink is full of dishes, dirty clothes are strewn on the floor and my inbox is in disarray. 

Sometimes I honestly feel so overwhelmed it’s best to just, welllll, do nothing. Let it pass. Breath. I recently found a breathing exercise (on Google while I was trying to find something else, of course, -haha). The breathing exercise helps! It gives me a temporary break from problems which seem to be screaming at me. Breath in, breathe out. Breathe in, breathe out.  

I definitely don’t have all the answers, but I do know negative feelings and problems are temporary. I know I (and, perhaps, you!) can get through life one step at a time, pausing sometimes to reassess and breath. 

Don’t ever put me on a pedestal. I’m not the perfect image of grace and organization, but that’s OK. 

My life is full of temporary crazy, and you know what? I wouldn’t have it any other way. 

This Post is created in conjunction with the ladies of The Refined Collective. Be sure and read the other articles on this topic today by Lauren Scruggs Sarah Shreves, and The Refined Woman. Also, join us over on instagram today under #therefinedcollective.