How to get a massive breakdown. And get rid of it.

Adeline Dechaud

By Adeline Dechaud


How to get a massive breakdown. And get rid of it.


Since I got my place into SCA, I’ve been through three stages: joy, fear and excitement.

Through my fear, I decided to list the main things that were negative and tried to turn them into positive thinking.

Little that I knew it would literally get me back on my feet in less than a few days.

I thought that by sharing this with you all, if you ever get into this kind of fear during the year, you might want to try it.

Here’s the list:

Recipe to get a massive breakdown:

  • Cultivate pessimism → Always look at the bad side of every experience you have/had
  • Stop being thankful
  • Think about your values. Destroy them
  • Beat yourself
  • You have past-traumas? Keep thinking about them.
  • Set useless and easy goals. Don’t reach them.
  • Think about what could make you happy but that could never happen. Visualise it.
  • Focus on things only
  • Get fired, stay home and stop talking to people. Be alone in view to become lonely
  • Fall in love. Get a heartbreak. Don’t move on.
  • Become fat and stop working out
  • Cut contact with people you love/like
  • Lose someone
  • Stop meeting new people
  • Never forgive

Therefore, how do you get out of a massive breakdown?

  • Be more like a dog. Enjoy the present moment. When you see rain, clouds and wind while walking your dog out, your dog only sees you playing with him. Stay positive.
  • Every time you go to bed, repeat yourself three things you’ve achieved in life that you’d never thought would happen.
  • Stay true to yourself.
  • Be kind to yourself, understand your body, listen to your needs
  • Past-traumas should stay in the past. Get yourself ready to move-on.
  • Set yourself goals, reach them. If you fail, try to figure out why you failed and try again. Failure is only real when you stop trying.
  • Visualise things and never stop thinking about them. If you can visualise it, you can make it happen.
  • Things come and go. They’re temporary. Whatever you have, you don’t actually need it and so you can replace it.
  • Fall in love with yourself, so that if you ever feel alone, you won’t feel lonely. Loving yourself is the number one rule. You’d never let anybody destroy someone you love.
  • Fall in love with everyone. If someone breaks up with you, you’ll be able to move on.
  • Respect your body.
  • Keep in touch with people who matter to you; even if it means you have to spend 10 min on the phone every week with that person.
  • Keep the good memories.
  • Be curious, meet people.
  • Whatever happens, it was not too important to hate.

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