Your heart races, stomach churning, head spinning, no ability to move from your crippled state. O my, these feelings can be incredibly uncomfortable on every level; mentally and physically.
For those who suffer with anxiety know how this feels and for those who don’t, I never wish for you too. It can strike when you least expect it or it can strike with a gradual climb from your stomach into your head over a few days.
Recently suffered with a bout of depression. After resigning from my job it’s been a struggle to know how to structure my time most effectively and how to control my depression and anxiety, but I’ve always ensured I’m doing ‘something’. Wether that is:
- Netflix – visually stimulating my mind
- Podcasts – calmly learning
- Sleeping – recharging and allowing my body to rest
- Painting – focussing on my skill and interest
- Cooking – making nutritious fuel
- Fitness – going to the gym and making my body strong
- Cuddling the cat – to feel loved and happy
Since spending around 6 weeks of the days to myself, it’s given time to assess what’s important in life. What is important?
I believe all of those listed above, if focussed on and practiced can be applied to making a life worth living.
Depression does not have a switch allowing you to control when it stops or starts, nor does anxiety but you can take measures to control it whilst active. It’s a constant battle and a learning curve but it is solvable.
Take care of you and keep pushing through those dark days and nights.