We've all felt off our rockers at times. But chances are you might not have been as crazy as you felt. There are things that people do that are completely normal that have been classified as "crazy." Don't worry, everyone does them. It's not just you!
Getting upset when you should feel upset doesn't make you crazy. Not getting upset would make you crazy. "You're too emotional" gets tossed around too loosely in our society, and often it's said as a subtle sexist statement. It's healthy to let it out if your pet dies and you feel sad! You're not a robot!
What's the old adage? The amount of cats you own is directly proportional to how crazy you are?
While there is a parasite in cat feces that makes you go off your rocker, owning cats isn't inherently an indicator of your sanity. So what if you talk to Mr. Snookums as if he can understand you, dress him as if he's human and celebrate his birthday as if he actually cares about the day? You're not crazy.
It might feel crazy to keep different hours than everyone else, but if you're a night owl, you're totally sane. In fact, you might even be smarter than the average bear. Studies have found a connection between the time a child goes to sleep and their IQ. Yup, smarter kids tend to stay up later. So don't be afraid to drink that cup of coffee at 9 p.m. and burn the midnight oil!
When you leave that Beemer ample room to get in your lane only to have him cut you off as soon as you think he's not actually going to merge, yeah, you'll get pissed off. And yeah, you'll yell cuss words that only you can hear. And yeah, they won't make him not be an a**hole, but they'll also release some of that frustration and make you feel better.
Letting your mind wander is crazy, right? Wrong. Daydreaming is a completely natural way to process information and come up with new insights about a situation. So if someone tells you get your head out of the clouds, tell them to go fly a kite.
Talking to yourself is also completely normal. Like daydreaming, it's a way for you to work out what's bothering you and can serve as a form of creative problem solving. What you say to yourself is important too. If you tell yourself you're good enough, you're smart enough, and gosh darnit, people like you on the regs, you might feel weird, but studies have shown positive affirmations actually affect the way you behave.
8. Forming An Emotional Attachment With Someone You've Slept With
Our bodies are wired to bond with the people we try to mate with, so it's not crazy if you fall in love after making love. During sex, women's bodies release the hormone oxytocin, which stimulates emotional connection. These feelings aren't "lame"; they're your body just doing its thang.
You asked a question. You deserve an answer. Feeling upset when someone hasn't responded is a very valid feeling. If you're being ghosted, you're not psychotic for wondering WTF happened to that person who seemed so interested just days before. You're normal.
We're often told, "don't stress out about it!" But caring about what you do is completely healthy, and subtle criticisms like, "Don't over think it!" or, "Let it go!" can serve as covert attempts to remove us from the activities that get our blood pumping in life. It's okay to emotionally invest in your passion, to feel excited, to get obsessed or to "stress." Stressing shows you care. And caring shows you should be doing the thing that you're doing. So do it.