This is a place where we can share our #Thoughts and our #feelings to one another. I have been #Trying hard to make things right with my life, and I know that it is difficult. I think a lot of us in this world feel a bit #lost right now. It is understandable because of what is happening in #ukraine and #russia at the moment. It is also #difficult to deal with #MentalHealth at the same time when you have a #MentalIllness that does not ever take a break. #Medicine can only take you so far in this world to make things #stabilized in the mind.
When #stressful situations occur, it is more difficult for those who have mental health conditions to handle than that of someone who does not have it. It is because we are already battling a mental war trying to use our #Therapy skills to apply to the #behavioral aspect of things while the medication helps take care of the #Neurological aspect of things. However, on the right kind of #Medication we are able to handle things a lot better. Of course we will always have some kind of #Sadness in our lives, as it is not the #Goal of medication to make us #robotic . However, the medicine we take does help to ease the existing conditions we already have so that we are less #sensitive to the #Extremes we would feel without the medicine.
I have #BipolarDisorder so this is something that is already a #Battle since I was about 16 years old. Sometimes all I can do is put on some lipstick and handle it the best way that I can, even if that means I need to take a few extra #Naps in the day. Whenever you are faced with #extreme amounts of #Stress things are not going to be easy for you. That is #normal . I just #wish that life were a lot #easier to handle though for those of us who have pre-existing mental health conditions that create more conflict and blow up the #emotional responses.
So - If you are #Reading this, please #DistractMe and give me something to think about other than my Dad's liver #Cancer
Today was a day my body and mind were going at 100 miles per hour and it couldn’t calm down any other way except for a nap. For about 3 hour. The first nap I’ve taken in months...
Fast forward to now, 1:38AM, it’s just me and the Golden Girls.
Thanking them for being the friends I needed tonight. #Upallnight #CRPS #ChronicPain
I've been struggling with a long and debilitating depressive episode since March. Almost every single time I start to come out of it a tiny bit something happens. I've hurt my back, RBG died, just got in a car accident, pink eye, etc...
I am barely holding it together just being out of bed lately. Throw in even more stressors than what is already going on really gets me stuck in this downward trend. I need a massage, all of the carbs, and naps. #Depression #Stress #CarAccident #pinkeye #thestruggleisreal #Naps #DepressiveEpisodes
Naps can be different for each person — for some, they energize and for others, they drain. Tell us where you fall on the slumber scale today. 🛌
- I nap multiple times a day
- I nap once daily
- I nap only when needed
- I never nap
#MightyMinute #ChronicIllness #Naps #naptime #MentalHealth #ChronicPain #RareDisease #Disability #Anxiety #Depression #Cancer #Autism #Parenting
I can’t even begin to detail all the ways my dogs have made my life worth living. From responding to “fluffy butt”, to being so good about taking their medicine; they are the only parts of my life that don’t require effort.
And I would just really love for you all to give Jessie loves so I can show her how cute everyone thinks she is!
P.S. As dogs get older, their tongues don’t stop growing like the rest of their body, so the older the dog, the longer tongue. Jessie’s is now too long for her mouth #MightyPets #EmotionalSupportDogs #Naps
Naps are amazing. Best self-care. Wake up feeling like a freshly minted coin. #MentalHealth #Naps #Selfcare