There are lots of things, including changing the kind of inner dialog, that can mitigate anxiety. And yes, there are people who have the glass half full and glass half empty, and I’m afraid the glass is going to break and I’ll cut myself on the shards. Scott Stossel
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Just imagine a young man who thought he had the tiger by the tail, that the world was his’ oyster. A world where there was a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow. That young man use to be me.
I am not quite sure where that young man went, it seems he gradually just faded away. In his place was a man that felt like the whole world had went black. Each hurt, disappointment, promises not kept, each one caused that young man to wither little by little.
It wasn’t noticeable, the change was undetectable. Yes, I had very good days that morphed into just good days, then not so good, until it was a struggle to get up and look at the sunshine.
Eventually a total collapse, the will to fight had vanished. There didn’t seem to be an answer, tired of just breathing, fed up with trying to put a smile on my face. Every joint, fiber, my total being feeling like total defeat. Then the frustration led me to the overdose with sleeping pills. That was early nineties, it seems like a century ago.
Life seemed to deal blow after blow, this young man found himself being admitted to the Mental Health Ward not once but several times.
Now, today’s older man is stable, and I must admit I still have some black days. Fighting extreme pain day after day wears on me. I am thankful for the support I know is there if I really need it. Thankful for the medications I take that brings me balance in my mind.
So, onward I trudge forward for I do not want to go backwards!