(The above is copyright Nathan W Pyle, since I am sharing it I have included a link to his book. Just Click the picture. )
Sometimes we force ourselves to be so strong we end up breaking over the smallest things. At the height of my depression, before medication, I would cry at cute cat videos. Why? I have no idea.
Sometimes you need to be reminded that life is hard and its is OK to cry. It is OK to take time for yourself. It is OK to say No to that one-more-thing. You do not have to suppress symptoms of depression, whether it just be the occasional thing everyone experiences or something more chronic.
Self-care is important. It is work. You are not lazy for doing so. Rest is important. This is a Biblical principle. The primary purpose of the Sabbath day is not worship, but rest. The Law included a Sabbath year so that the land and animals can rest and a Jubilee Year so that the economy and society could rest. So that everything could reset.
It is important to know when to soldier on with that stiff upper lip. It is just as important to know when to stop and let it all fall away.
If you find yourself on the edge of tears over torn paper towels, spilt milk, or cat videos consider this as your permission to just let it all fall away and take some time rest.