Reboot

Does a blogger with mental illness exist who does not occassionally drop off the radar? Is there a blogger with mental illness out there who is always reliable and religiously regular with their blog posts?

Perhaps, but I haven’t found them yet.

So why do we even try? Well, for me, it’s because I am fighting my mental illness. I am still learning to live with and manage my mental health. I am trying to be better about it. This is a daily battle.

Motivation. Energy. Inspiration. Desire. Hope. Drive. These are things that people everywhere often struggle with. But most people don’t also struggle to get out of bed every day, to leave the house, to meet basic levels of hygiene and self-care. Do you remember Maslow’s Heirarchy of Needs?

People with mental illness are frequently stuck in the bottom two or three levels of this hierarchy. And if you remember from your college psych class, if you don’t have the bottom levels of the hierarchy under control, then you can’t move up the pyramid.

People at war with their minds are at war every minute of every day of their lives. Well, I’m back here, raising my white flag again, looking for allies, friends, and fellow members of this very individual and personal fight.

-T

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