Coping…or not

I have been asked a time or two how I cope with my mental health, how I managed to carry on as others do. Part of it is that I am fortunate enough to be high-functioning despite everything. Another part is that I am strict with myself and lean towards perfectionist behaviours, and thus, do not allow myself to live my life any differently than a person with a well-balanced mind (some of this is ego, I think; I refuse to let others out-perform me). The third part is that I’m not coping. Living the way I do does not allow me the time to properly acknowledge my problems, because I am simply too busy struggling through the day, and then too tired from the struggle to care.

So, that is how I cope, through ambivalence…but I do not recommend this method, it certainly isn’t helping me. I am not surviving the day, coming out the other end having accomplished something. I am just existing throughout the day.

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  1. Depression is different for everyone but there are 2 commonalities that I have noticed.
    1) It robs us of hope
    2) It sucks up our energy

    This is a really good song by Third Day. I hope it encourages you

    I have an encouragement blog you might want to visit. You can read my personal story by going to CATEGORY and scrolling down to MY BRAIN TUMOR STORY

  2. Hi, just found your blog. I just read this post, and it reminds me a lot of me. I appear to function, but really it’s just existing. I hope things improve for you, good luck xx


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