I don't know what it is about this time of year, but I always seem to have a dip in my mental state.
Is it the end of summer?
Is it the darker nights?
Is it the colder weather?
Is it the tank running low?
Any of or none of the above, I just don't know.
Whatever it is, my mood changes, normally associated with a bout of illness, so I guess a beleaguered immune system plays a part.
I try so hard to be all things to all people, I expect too much of myself and others. I never learn……
The face is painted on, the smile too and away I go, doing the same, expecting a different outcome and guess what I get the same results!!!
Don't get me wrong, I have so much to be thankful for, a home, family, and great friends. I enjoy myself and in the main I am happy, but then this black fog descends and I just want to run away and hide, but I can't hide from myself….
So I talk to myself, usually on my way home from work and Kevin is brilliant in supporting me through it, and little by little the fog recedes until the next time.
At school today I tweeted #inyourcorner for mental health awareness day especially for young people, in particular young men, who keep their worries etc close to their chests.
Don't be fooled by what's presented on the outside, take time to listen.
Anyone, at anytime can be affected. I know who's in my corner. Do you?