the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions
I have had a rough couple of weeks — more than that really.  It’s no one’s fault except my own.  I have a bad habit of going and going and going until I break down. I am terrible at saying “no” to things because I hate worrying that something won’t go right and I hate to disappoint people.
Last week was my breaking point.  I felt completely spent because my priorities were out of whack. There’s nothing worse than feeling like you are wound so tight that you could snap at every little thing.  And I did. While it wasn’t pleasant, I finally started saying no, and pushing back.  I got teary from sheer frustration, but I got things off my chest. I got sleep. I spent a ton of time with El Hombre, finished almost all of my Christmas shopping, and I completely unplugged. It was cathartic and I feel rebalanced.
It’s easy, I think, to let your priorities get out of whack here and there.  It’s not so easy to realign them, especially when you feel overwhelmed.  Sometimes you have to just stop, and force yourself to think about what’s really important. It’s something I need to continue to work on.

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