Not the Same Boat

Depression and anxity can affect anyone at any time. It doesnt discriminate. It can effect you, your friends, your family. 

Its hard to understand what someone is going through, unless you have been there. But then you cannot fully comprehend because everyone is different.  Everyone has their own darkness. Their own demons. The storm rages but we all track through it differently. We arent all in the same boat. We arent squashed into a row boat and travelling the sea of emotion together. Some of us are in wooden boats. Some of us in rubber dingys. Hell, some of us are even riding an inflatable unicorn. No boat is the same. No part of the sea is the same. 

The most we can do is empathise. We can provide understanding that others cannot. We can listen. We can share our own experiences. That’s why I started my blog. That’s why I am here. To share my story with others so they know they are not alone. 

With the covid-19 restrictions in place it is easy to feel lost. We cannot spend time with those we love who do not live under the same roof. We cannot just turn up at a friends place for a cup of coffee to remind them we are here. Its important to be taking advantage of technology. Facetime, zoom, messenger video chat and Skype. We can tele-health conference wirh our doctors and specialists. Even just a text message can spark a light in the darkness. Remind yourself why we are doing this. We are trying to flatten the curve to protect our vulnerable and to take some of the pressure off our doctors and nurses. 
Take time out in your day to do something nice for yourself. Exercise, read a book, watch a movie, do a puzzle or build lego. Whatever can help you distract yourself and redirect your focus. We have been taking advantage of the quarentine and doing jobs we have been putting off at home. If you need a recommendation of what to binge watch on Netflix, these are some of my favourites-

  • Loche and Key
  • Tiger King
  • Raising Dion
  • Heartland
  • Riverdale
  • Orange is the New Black
  • Lost in Space
  • I also highly reccomend Star Trek Picard on Amazon. 

I’ve also been spending a lot of time with my fur children. We are working on our training. Sahara will now hop up on the golf buggy by herself so we can go up to the letterbox and check the mail. 

If you are feeling lost, take that big step and reach out. Talk to someone. You never know how much they need it too. 

#CRPS #complexregionalpainsyndrome #depression #anxiety #covid-19 #quarentine

One thought on “Not the Same Boat

  1. Absolutely – can’t see friends/family – but fb video calling them is the new way of staying in touch – hopefully once this is all done and dusted things will slowly come back to some form of normality

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