12. Recovering from an emotional breakdownNov 30, 2021
When the moment hits that emotionally takes you down, have courage to take better action
Hi, I am Janet Jones, founder of Happiness Millionaire. I have recently started talking to a rock! This helps me navigate the next chapter of my life, the chapter without my 22-year-old son, Murray. The Rock's name is Sylvia-Rose. To learn more about how and why we met, read the first blog - 'If Rocks Could Talk, meet Sylvia-Rose'.
Our chat on the 26th Nov 2021, about recovering from a momentary breakdown, learn from it and take better actions.
Jan - Morning, Sylvia-Rose. I have had all weathers coming here today. Crazy wind, sharp lashing rain and now a sunrise glow!
SR - Morning, my friend. Yes, just like I have been saying, everything changes except the sun. How are you doing? Did you have a good day yesterday?
Jan - I am pretty good this morning. I slept really well. I did what you said about loving my precious heart and letting the light flow in. I also added, imaging the Love of Murray flowing into my precious heart, then from mum, then dad, followed by grandma, grandad and all the other people who contributed to me being here. All that unconditional love flowing through me. I slept like a baby. I did wake in the night and I did it again.
SR - I am so glad that worked for you. Keep doing it and it will bring you untold strength.
Jan - I did have a major crash to the floor yesterday. Triggered by a song on the radio by Marvin Gaye. The one about ‘Have you seen my old friend Abraham.’ It broke me. I want Murray back so much. I know I keep a conscious lid on that every moment of every day. The lid flew off.
SR - With each break comes strength. It was no accident you heard that song. It was time for a melt down to build your strength some more.
Jan - Realising my wish and want will never come true, I dragged my wee body out to an art class. Unfortunately, I got the date wrong. Going out softened the sadness. I also met a new friend. Just talking to someone who had no idea what was going on inside, and smiling and chatting about unrelated things, lifted my spirits. I will be doing other classes in the coming weeks. Some daft things too. Laughter is very important.
SR - Well done. I am guessing the bottle of wine from the shop was a temptation before you went out?
Jan - It was. I could feel that coming on and I fought it. I fought it. I was very proud of myself for taking action that would benefit me.
SR - Brilliant. You are getting stronger.
Jan - Time for me to go.
SR - Sure. You have a full day ahead. I wish you love and light in each moment.
Jan - Thank you.
SR - Oh, and well done on completing your hat trick of walking 5 days in a row. Have the weekend off unless you need me. I am not going anywhere
Jan - I will do. You do know a hat trick is three, right?
SR - Not in rock world. A hat trick is something that has been completed in a small number of efforts.
Jan - Oh, I see, that is cool. It is Park Run again tomorrow. I could do with a hat trick for that. Bye for now. Love you