After sharing my health sorry so far and while I am awaiting diagnosis I am very honoured to be hosting blog posts from other bloggers about heath conditions they or their loved ones face everyday
Today on my Health Story Series is the lovely Claire who writes beautifully and honestly about life as she finds it at Life. Ninka Killer Cat & Everything Else talking about her life after her breakdown.
You can also find Claire here:
Life After A Breakdown
“2 years since my breakdown .
I’ve got this .
I’m surviving .
I survived .”
These are the words I posted one morning recently as it 2 years since I had my breakdown , and I never really thought about much I just posted it .
Posting my thoughts and feelings , worry and what nots helps keep me in check. 2 years ago I feel apart from one thing and another and the final nail in my emotional coffin was the breakdown around a blogging conference .
The blogging conference isn’t to blame there were many work, home and external factors at play. Not everyone understood or had empathy which is a shame as it seemed one rule for one and one rule for another , I had those saying I was playing the victim but I wasn’t .
No matter I had to battle through , I didn’t get on my CBT counsellor and that’s not to say it doesn’t work as I’ve seen it work well for others . I don’t take tablets and again that’s my choice and I know many who do and are fine with it .
What I’ve found useful is documenting how I feel as I mentioned in the first paragraph, and I’ve had so much love and support its unbelievable I hadn’t though how much I was appreciated or how my words resonated with others who were suffering or people they knew.
That’s not to say I won’t have my down time as an habitual over thinker I’m really my own worse enemy at times . I do feel like I’m staring into a hole about to fall in but at other times I choose to step over that hole so that in my mind is a win.
I see my words as a cathartic journey with its ups and downs there are more ups than down and it is also a case of recognising what triggers me and either avoiding it or seeking help from those around me.
I always say to know me is to like me and if I have to constantly explain myself then you really don’t get me as I get very flustered in public situations.
I say if you feel you’re suffering from depression talk to people on-line and in real life you’ll find organisations like MIND and The Blurt Foundation. See your doctor or who ever you need to feel like yourself again .
Not saying it’s easy but
“The moment I stopped living up to everyone else’s expectations.
I lived up to my own .”
Treat yourself like a camera and just adjust the focus , let the negative develop into a beautiful picture .
I’m not saying I’ve all the answers but this is me 2 years on .
I survived .
Thank you so much Claire for sharing your story with us and also for being supportive of my ill-health too!
Why not pop over and see what else Claire is writing about over on her blog Life. Ninka Killer Cat & Everything Else