Understanding Morning Grief
Growing up it was instilled in me to immediately make my bed in the morning. The habit stuck and research shows doing this is very common among successful people.
After experiencing breast cancer, various other surgeries and what I dub, “The year of death,” getting out of the bed was the goal.
I was completely filled to the rim with anxiety. There was no room for self-love, passion or energy.
Depicted above is my cat just not feeling the bed making vibes either. Animals are so in-tune to human emotions.
My doctors described it as morning grief: an uncontrollable panic attack filled with debilitating tears the very second you open your eyes. I only told my doctors and two friends about the situation in which I found myself.
My psychologist asked that I try to do three simple things per day and progress from there on better days.
Getting out of bed was one. Making the bed was two. I was never quite sure what the third act would be.
Flash forward about one year, an amazing life coach gently opened my heart again and lessened the grief. I learned coping skills from her, a new way to think, felt love from key people and most importantly pulled it together for my children in college and my adoring pets. Someone has to walk the dog!
I’m proud to say that I don’t wake up hysterical anymore. I meditate every night and morning along with prayer. I make my bed even if there’s a big cat lump in the middle.
There are no words for the immense gratitude to the doctors, my amazing coach and friends who understood and pulled me through.
If you’re suffering in any way, reach out for help. Please know there are solutions. And when possible, it’s always good to make your bed.
Eternally blessed & grateful – Me ©️
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