Never before did I think that I would ever adapt that common over-used phrase made popular by the youth of today. You see versions of it everywhere you go these days, printed on posters, mugs and t-shirts too. But it really is a synopsis of my life at the moment.
Eat. Sleep. Survive. Repeat.
I’ve been feeling a little low recently…A little lost… A little lonely…
It can take all my strength to just make it through the day when I’m this way, which makes anything more than the bare necessities a struggle – though even they can be difficult.
The repetitive nature of living with a mental health illness is something that at first I did not realise. It is something that I misjudged for a long, long time. We are in a constant battle with these invisible illnesses to gain control over our life’s path on a daily basis.
If I, as a sufferer of anxiety and depression, can misunderstand these illnesses, then what chance of understanding them do those who have never experienced mental health problems?
It really is exhausting. In spite of that, we will make it through; we will all fight a little longer, dig even more deeper, we have to in order to survive.