It hurts me to see other people upset. It makes me upset. Sometimes just being completely overwhelmed and lost in what is happening can cause people to break down. To cry. To vent. To collapse. And it always happens at the most inopportune times. Believe me, I’ve been there. The amount of times that I’ve broken down or been overly stressed or worked myself up about something just because it makes me nervous is incredible. But it happens to the best of us. Being overwhelmed is natural. It means that you are putting emotion into everything that you do. It means that you are caring about the different aspects of your life. It means that your head knows what it wants to accomplish, but your mind doesn’t necessarily know how to get there. Eventually, your mind will catch up with your head.
So be stressed out. It just means you care. It means that you’re working toward something incredible. Don’t be embarrassed by the breakdowns. Embrace them. Laugh at them. Smile to yourself. Then see who is there to help you and accept that help to pick up the pieces.
Listening to other people who are seeing you at your worst can be hard, but keep an open mind.