“FITNESS” My Escape. Living With Mental Illness. What’s Yours?


2 thoughts on ““FITNESS” My Escape. Living With Mental Illness. What’s Yours?

  1. Toni Jacobs says:

    I wanted to share just a little bit of what helps me when I’m in that dark space. It’s certainly not anywhere I want to be . It happens quickly and often leaves quickly. I just never know the when . It wraps around me like a vice . Getting out of bed , showering and just getting dressed are nearly impossible at times . Tears flow freely and often I have no idea why . I don’t like anyone knowing because they worry , feel helpless and then I feel worse because of it . Certainly fresh air helps me . Even if I can just get to the front door and stand outside for a little bit . I open my curtains in morning when I get up . Sunlight coming into the room definitely helps me . It doesn’t get rid of my sadness – just helps me cope better with it . Finally my faith . Possibly the most important thing I have and has saved me many times . As I look back over the years I think to myself – I’m still here ! I have people that truly love me ! I have food , clothing and a roof over my head ! I think of past bad times and ALWAYS have made it through with Jehovah’s help ! ALWAYS ! He has never not helped me and He has ALWAYS pulled me up . He promises if I just do today – one day at a time and not worry about tomorrow, then He will be with me …. He has always kept His word . That’s a wonderful piece of wisdom as well because anymore than one day at a time is to much for me . I constantly remind myself of that . I’m probably my own worst enemy and remind myself of that also . Choices … we have choices . Things change … thankfully things do change … I also look st many others who go through similar feelings and I know I’m not alone . I’m not crazy … I’m sensitive and cry often . Happy tears and sad tears ..and I’m ok with being sensitive. There are far worse characteristics ! To wind this up I would say fresh air , any type of exercise, let the light in and open shades and curtains , faith and remember things change including feeling down and depressed, it’s ok to ask for help and finally you’re not alone ❤️

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    • Herline Faustin Amegbletor aka Lina says:

      Thank you. I love expressions and your reminders and encouragement to me. I have to agree with you Jehovah have always help to get to the next day even if I don’t think I can. Yes faith is surely the one thing and the first thing that keeps me going. That is what helps me to get to what can give some escape through fitness. Thank you so much for being a friend and sister. I love and hope one day we will meet.


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