Life is not a straight path from chaos to order. It’s not a “I’m a catastrophe now, but I’ll get my shit together and then live happily ever after.”
Instead, life is a falling apart/coming back together/falling apart process that is repeated over and over.
Understanding this is important because it give you the (accurate) perspective that whatever you are going through is unlikely to last.
It gives you sea legs, makes you more alert, awake, flexible and so very grateful.
Welcome to life.