We underestimate the importance of talking with somebody when things are bad.
We tend to close, fantasize, make assumptions, build on our own emotions, point fingers, second guess, and in general spiral down in a hole we can’t get ourselves out of.
There is always somebody to talk to. Sometimes that is your partner, a friend, your boss, the quiet colleague who barely talks in meetings, a mentor, a person you think highly of.
When things are bad, we need connection much more than a solution. And connection is all around us, we just need to be brave enough to reach out and start building it.