Blogging Helps Keeping My Sanity

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they’re okay, then it’s you. Rita Mae Brown

***Inspired by Ashley of Her post, How Do We Communicate? Thank you Ashley!

At this time of my life I really do not have many sources that gives me some space to relate with others. My phone doesn’t ring all that much. If it does it is usually my friend, daughter, aunt, or a spammer.

The weather has turned nice which I was able to open the window and air out my house. It also allowed me to take some deep breaths to refresh my lungs and my being. Before this turn in the weather I was suffering with cabin fever and how I really wanted to go walking through a store to do some shopping.

For my upcoming appointment with the surgeon I had to search out a different form to take me. My friend remembered one such service that offers rides for those who are physically struggling. I will have to use my wheelchair, that rules out for my friend to take me. I doubt very much I could ride in his car for it rides low.

I have been trying my utmost to find ways to keep my brain alert and functional. Reading is my favorite in accomplishing that task. I also do Sudoku once in awhile, and my favorite game on the computer is Mahjong.

Of course there are the times where I can watch some curling or hockey with my best friend. It passes the time and we joke around with each other. He fills me in with news from around the city and things that are happening within my neighborhood.

Then there is my dog, she can do the craziest things which will make me laugh. Once in a while she will hop onto the couch and cuddle next to me. She does this usually as I am reading, which calms me from any anxiety I have at that moment.

By far, the only other outlet I have is right here on WordPress. I enjoy reading all the different posts and about what is happening in other people’s world. I like the communicating back and forth with others. I am not always on WordPress lately, so when I do log in, I truly like how I can escape, even for a few minutes, from my own little space and world. If I find someone new that has visited my blog I always take time to check out their blog. I have found some great gems out there to read and sometimes follow!

So dear reader, in a world where I could lose my sanity thinking about all that I will have to face one thing remains certain, blogging helps keep my sanity!

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  1. Stuart Danker

    Blogging isn’t my main method of catharsis, but journalling does help a little. Great to see that you’ve found it useful on your end. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      Stuart, everyone has there own method to help them survive their struggles.
      Thank you so much for sharing with me! This is why I like the WordPress community!


  2. ashleyleia

    If I didn’t have blogging, I would have almost no interaction with people. And as lovely as the furry children are, it’s nice to have human contact.

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  3. cheriewhite

    Blogging (and writing books) is one of the best therapies for me as well, Dwain. The other best therapies are my pets! I’m so glad you too have found something that keeps you grounded. Thank you for posting! ❤

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      I am truly thinking about writing a book. Not sure about what, just thinking.

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      1. cheriewhite

        Go for it. I think you’ll do awesomely! But only when you’re ready! ❤

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      2. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

        It is just committing myself to spend the time, uggghhh. 🙂

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      3. cheriewhite

        I understand completely. 🙂

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