I live alone. I am challenged to manage my mental health sometimes
more than others. I can take care of what I need to take care of in my day-
and yet right now, I have a disruption to my work schedule and I find
myself having a lot of free time. It's given me pause and time to
see how I struggle to keep from letting my loneliness color and influence my
behavior. I have given up drinking - but I find myself reaching for food and reaching
out to friends and family with texts and phone calls. I guess it's all pretty normal.
I can put it in perspective thinking that, now that it's evening time, I will get out again
tomorrow with the appointment I have and then will get back to work either tomorrow or the next day.
But I seriously think it's important to be in touch with others - at least for me it is - when managing my health.
Being alone for too much time also sends you down a road where you kind of get 'idiosyncratic' and 'eccentric' and that
can ultimately make you isolated more and more
but I think that I just have to remember I'll go out again tomorrow and interact with people around town
and my family and friends. It's mostly online and by phone but that kind of isolation also manifests action -
'mother necessity.' Thank god I am starting to do that. Learning to understand and be ok with the flexible nature
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