I liken the last couple of days to the journey back from Portugal last Wednesday. It was a smooth ride by and large, but there was moderate turbulence over France that caused the bumps and shakes.
This what it has been like over the last 48 hours. Smooth, then pow! Turbulent mind. Thoughts all over the place. Like the plane, I find that the turbulence will be uncomfortable for a while. My heart will race, my anxieties will heighten. When will it end? Like a plane that encounters turbulence, it has to move faster, accentuating the shakes and bumps. My mind will work faster, with a million thoughts, not all of them good.
Then it will be over. The mind slows down, the ride becomes more smooth, and I’m back to somewhere near normal.
So mental health issues such as mine can be compared to a plane or a ship sailing the ocean wave. Smooth, and then bump, shake, bump, shake. Goes on for a while and then all good. I’m finishing the day better than when I started. Less turbulent and intrusive thoughts. Less tired. I’ve always found anxiety can make me very tired. But I’ve had a good day with lots of good people. Righting that turbulent mind. You can’t believe how much of a difference those good people make to my life.
Tomorrow is another day…..