Rock Bottom

@arystine (1275)
Philippines
February 24, 2010 7:34pm CST
Do you sometimes feel as if your emotions have hit rock bottom? As if all the stress, pressure and grief have piled upon, making your emotions uncontrollable? I felt this way yesterday. It felt good to cry, vent and pray... But I feel kind of sorry for myself for having experienced this kind of sadness. How about you? Have you had moments like this? What did you do to make yourself feel better?
5 responses
@yresh12 (3222)
• Philippines
25 Feb 10
Yes I've had a lot of that a lot of times. I realized if you allow sadness to take over your life you can never move on. The best thing I could do for myself is move on, do something productive and take all the troubles and heartaches that I'm feeling. If I won't have bitterness I know that everythings going to be fine. Now, I'm actually doing good.
@arystine (1275)
• Philippines
25 Feb 10
Hi there. What you said is completely true. The answer to rock bottom is "Moving on." I've been doing some of the things that you've mentioned (doing something productive). I guess what hurts is that despite the busy moments, I sometimes get caught off guard with the sadness that I have to take a break, take a deep breath and let the "crying" mode pass by.Anyway, thanks for your response and it's nice to know that you're doing good.
@yresh12 (3222)
• Philippines
28 Feb 10
That's nice to hear. Sometimes in our loneliness, the emptiness comes in. You don't have to stop that from coming. It's just there and in time you don't have to push it to go.. Just let it be and soon it will be the one who's going.
@1hopefulman (27467)
• Canada
25 Feb 10
I think we all get those moments. It's all part of healing, so don't be overly concerned. When those moments hit, I just ride it out and wait for those emotions to subside. If my body wants to cry, I just go with the flow and let it. I think my faith in God, my hope for a better future, and my positive attitude helps a lot. Also I have a lot to do, so I can't wallow the misery for too long. Stay strong!
@arystine (1275)
• Philippines
25 Feb 10
Thanks for your words. I'm glad to see that it's not just me who experiences moments like this. Whenever I feel like crying, I really go with the flow. But sometimes I can't help but think if my emotional behavior is still normal. LOL.
@1hopefulman (27467)
• Canada
10 Mar 10
Hi arystine! thanks for replying. I would say that if eyes cry then it is not abnormal to cry. If it happens once in a while than that is normal. If it becomes a problem then it is a problem. You will have to decide if it is a problem. I hope you will improve as time goes by.
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
26 Feb 10
Oh! I've experienced this a lot of times. I've learned to trick myself to get out of these feelings, but sometimes I just can't help and forget. It takes a while, but I do come to my senses, and remember my friends. A long time ago, a friend found me in this sad, sorry state, and told me, 'pick yourself up because only you can help yourself'. I guess I realized back then that I have been living such a sheltered life that a little trouble always pulled me down. I still have these feelings once in a while. I try not to dwell on it. Of course, it helps that there are a few friends here in myLot who always have encouraging words, however anonymous it is. I hope you feel better.
@arystine (1275)
• Philippines
26 Feb 10
Yes, I am feeling better. It's kind of strange actually, these roller coaster of emotions. One day, I'm deeply depressed, and the next day, I'm overly cheerful and positive. Friends (especially from myLot) helped me a lot. Thanks for the encouraging words and the warmth that surpasses the cyberspace. :-p
• Philippines
25 Feb 10
None of us is exempted from pain on this earth, everybody hurts. But as the old saying goes, its not how often u hit rock bottom that matters, but its how many times u struggle to stand up and swim again. And with maturity , we learned that things always gets better and that everything happens for a reason Keep the faith buring in our hearts.
@rg0205 (2638)
• Hong Kong
25 Feb 10
I think we all have moments of despair but what matters most is what you do with those feelings. It doesn't do any good to wallow on them. If you need to cry, do it. If you need to vent, do it. Do what makes you happy under the premise that you don't hurt yourself or others. I don't believe in self pity. Maybe it's because I refuse to play victim to circumstance and I am too stubborn to just "Take It" like it is. When I'm upset, I'd normally just take a moment to myself, go for a walk, clear my head or cry if I have to just to gain composure and let it all out.