It can be stressful and overwhelming, especially when you’re juggling multiple roles and responsibilities. If you’re working or studying as well as trying to be a half decent parent, not to mention have a conversation with your partner, see your friends, keep yourself healthy and phone your parents every once in a while, sometimes it can all feel like too much for one person.
We all have default patterns we fall into when life starts feeling a little out of control.
Some people become slightly obsessed with order and routine, needing to have everything planned so they feel in control. Others prefer to hide under the doona with a tub of ice-cream watching re-runs of The Gilmore Girls until they feel ready to face the world again.
I know lots of people who get a little bit shouty (Hello Scary Spice) and just need to vent so the world knows how they feel, whereas others internalise all those frustrations and end up lying awake at night going over and over All. The Things.
Maybe you already know which pattern you fall into or maybe you’ve got a few of them going on at once.