Thanks to my friend at nopassingfancy for the reminder today of the need to keep on going even when the going gets tough.
I know that sometimes when my depression is at its most severe that I can find it very difficult to do anything and I tend to hibernate, shut down and shut everything 📴.
Life though isn’t like it says in the Tom Hanks movie a box of chocolates, life very much has its ups and downs and even the odd sidewards knock and is very much a test of our faith, strength and resilience.
Giving up on anything or anyone is not actually as easy as it seems because you have to go against all your beliefs and values.
I have always felt that the most difficult times in a relationship occurs when one of the parties stop caring and this is because behaviours change very quickly and are very difficult to get back to where you were.
Even though the thought of giving up can be quite easy the reality is very different.
Even with family relationships being as they are sometimes it is never an easy to do it in reality.
I myself have tried on numerous occasions and have written letters and posted them to my family members stating how little they mean to me and how bitter I feel towards them because of my complex upbringing, I have still found that I still crave or desire to be in touch with some members of my family and so I go with my tail between my legs and beg for forgiveness.
It is okay to have off days, to have difficult and trying days and even to enjoy duvet days when you need them.
What definitely isn’t OK is for you to give up on life and living in the long term 🤗🤗
Giving up to me is symbolised by the need to get away from everything and if necessary that’s OK but have a plan of action to get you back in touch with your reality and get you back to living 😉❤️🙏😊