I think it is easy to get lost in thought and be absorbed by your emotions, whether they are good or bad, It is so easy to escape reality inside your own mind, where things can be the extreme version of what is going on around you. I can do this a lot because sometimes as reality is just not something I can face so easily.
It is like when people avoid mirrors because they don’t want to deal with what is reflected, as a reflection is a hard thing to see when you know you are not going to like what you see. It can be also been same as avoiding eye contact with people because there is a part of you that knows that person will be able to see the lie you are trying to convince the world with by looking by your eyes.
A lot of us hide from reality because the truth can be a bitter pill to swallow.
I am just tired.
“Yeah I am okay, I am just tired.”
“I can’t make our plans, I am just too tired.”
“Sorry I didn’t mean it, I am just tired.”
Many of us have used this to mask what we are feeling, a little what lie doesn’t hurt anyone. Look, sometimes that phrase is true and we do get too tired to function as an adult. Sometimes though it’s used as a way of disguising the truth of what is going on. A way of not dealing with the things that are mentally draining us.
So why do we do it?
Habit, a defence mechanism or we just can’t deal with what we are feeling because it is just too much. The thing is we are probably feeling tired at that moment because life, mental health issues and mental illness can drain your energy.
We have to address that “tired” sooner or later and the sooner we address it the better. Recharging your batteries is more than just a physical thing, it is more then a nap, it is about dealing with those things that are making you “tired”.