God: understands this skill….
Psalms 42:11 (KJV) “Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.”
Sometimes your inner self can go through a gamut of emotions which is quite contrary to what is displayed outside. Simply put, it can be your alt ego at any given time.
Outside is calm, but inside is chaos and it is unusual to reconcile both reactions at a quick pace.
Those are the days that you have to take a quiet moment and give yourself that stern conversation which is an attempt to bolster the inner equilibrium.
I get it, I understand the struggle and it is real, but the good part of it is that in a pinch, you might be all you have and as King David did at one time, he encouraged himself in the Lord and lived to fight many battles after.
Encourage yourself as he did.