Welcome back to crazy little things! I hope everyone is doing ok and if you are not, well that is ok too because you don’t have to be ok all the time as you are only human. I have been living under a rock these last few days as I have been physically and emotionally drained. Even though I have tried my best to stay positive during this whole ordeal with my eyes. There have been moments where I am sitting there having words thrown at me like dangerous, glaucoma, surgery, stem treatment, and specialists and all my brain is saying is “what the actual fuck”. How the fuck am I supposed to process this without going into a deep depression? Luckily I haven’t though, I have managed to keep my head above water but it really hasn’t been easy. So no wonder these past few days my body and mind needed charging. I honestly thought I had enough issues before all this with my eyes but I guess there was still some room for a few extra bags. Also when you ill it can be like an earthquake inside your mind, everything has been disturbed and moved out of place and some parts of you destroyed and the tidy up afterward takes 100 times longer than the actual earthquake. I won’t give up though no matter how tired I get, I may rest now and then but then I will get up.
So my tip of the day is –
When life knocks you down, get up and take a swing back!
I don’t normally condone violence but sometimes life needs a swift kick to the face sometimes. You may agree or disagree but I think we all have been there where we have felt like life is not only knocking us down but carry on raising blows while we are down. It is so hard not to stay down because it feels like you are fighting a losing battle, like a featherweight vs a heavyweight. We have to try to remember the story of David and Goliath if you have the right tools you can get back up. This is why it is so important to make sure you have a mental health toolbox whether it is physical or mental or both, to help you through the difficult times. The good thing about a mental health toolbox is that it is personal to you. In my toolbox, I have 2 self-care boxes for desperate times for when I am either down or manic each box contain a self-care plan that I know will help me. Also, music and notebooks and reading are tools in my mental health toolbox.
So when I say get up and take a swing back at life, I don’t mean physically hit life because unfortunately, that is not possible. Those swings are taking care of yourself and carrying on reaching and working towards the dreams no matter how many times you fall. The easy option is to stay down but the harder but most rewarding option is to get up and to keep going.
Take care all,