I got out my journal and started writing. I asked myself these questions….
As I began to write, I realized I was experiencing a lot of emotions from our layover. It felt so good to acknowledge the stress and that I was upset for not handling it better.
I offered myself grace, reminded myself I’m human, and told myself I don’t have to have it all together.
By the time the flight landed I was at peace and the urge to binge and isolate was gone!
I had several times where the urge to Crash & Burn came along the days following our trip. I didn’t always respond to these urges correctly, but I didn’t give in to a complete Crash & Burn.
Progress not perfection.
This transition gave me the opportunity to strengthen my healthy coping muscles so they are stronger for next time!
Do you find transitions hard? If so, what about them is difficult for you?