How can a meltdown have a purpose or better yet be of some benefit, you ask? First things first, emotional meltdowns do not usually happen overnight but is a progression of time and circumstances. Meltdowns are normally indications you are not aligned with your core. You are off center and balance. You have gotten to the point of feeling out of control.
Though meltdowns surface in different ways among people,however there are common triggers that set emotional meltdowns into action. Most of these triggers cause an individual to go into overload, causing the person to have an outburst, a release of stress and a need for a huge “exhale”. The following are some of the triggers that bring on the onset of an emotional meltdown. The major onset is stress, these stress may come from tiredness, inability to make a decision, the immune system is weak, and of course anxiety. Next are a few outcomes of emotional meltdowns: uncontrollable crying; excessive lashing out at others (warranted or not), outburst of screams, throwing objects, and anything extreme that takes an individual out of character.
Whatever the case may be, emotional meltdowns are warning signs we should not ignore. They are teaching moments in which present an opportunity for the individual to positively evaluate their perception of life.
Purpose and benefits of the meltdown
- Source seeker – many times meltdowns are triggered by very insignificant situations. This is the time to really delve into what cause that minor situation to become a mountain that caused an explosion.
- I needed that – don’t just leave it at “I needed that” dig deeper into the truth, why was it needed.
- Release – meltdowns normally are fueled because of excessive pint up negative feelings and emotions. It is not healthy to suppress all “negative” emotion. Find a process in which a routinely release of such behavior can be handled in a positive way.
- Moving beyond – meltdowns give an opportunity to view a situation at a different angle. Having released that pinned up emotion allows you to see how you could better handle circumstances so that you limit you experiences of meltdowns.
- Hear now – when the negative emotions are released out of the body’s system, it now allows for the voice of GOD to be heard more clearly.
Reducing meltdown involves, paying attention to the indicators that bring on meltdowns. When ignored, these meltdowns come more frequently. Here are a few suggestions for handling and reducing stress.
- Listen to your body – many time the body gives off warning signals; such as anxiety, headaches, lack or excessive sleep, over or under eating just to name a few. If ignored these end up turning into sickness.
- Don’t ignore your feelings – disregarding your emotions can negatively impact how you make decisions and react to things . Ignoring can also lead to illnesses such as depression.
- Talk to someone – talking to some is always helpful, especially talking to someone who is neutral in the situation. Sometime just verbalizing it to someone can give you a better sense of the situation.
- Avoid individuals – If it certain people that cause the meltdown, eliminate or at least limit contact with individual that cause you to become unglued.
- Get help – seek help from counselor, coaches, spiritual leaders, who can assist p you come up with road maps to better handle such stresses.
Meltdown do have benefits. It can help you to seek the root of an issue, encourages you to deal with and not suppress emotions, it can cause to seek truths about yourself, and it can cause you to seek help from GOD, counselors and coaches. Take the time to learn the lesson behind a breakdown.
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