Thursday, April 13, 2017

Half The Battle

Someone once said, ~The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us but those who win battles we know nothing about.~ If you think about it, there are countless people who are fighting countless battles that can't be outwardly seen. A silent battle that can most definitely be either mental, emotional, and/or physical to the where it's an absolute unknown if any given day will have an individual experiencing highs, lows, or something in between. In other words, riding their own metaphorical rollercoaster of thoughts, feelings, and or emotions that isn't fun at all so much so he/she would gladly stop the ride in order to get off knowing how much of a toll it takes on him/her. I think it's safe to say it's a tough and not to mention frustrating situation indeed for anyone fighting for peace, as well as a sense of utter normalcy in regards to living life while dealing with the painful struggle of their own disorder/condition.

As I said before, there are countless people who are fighting countless battles that can't be outwardly seen. Of course, one of the battles that's silently fought is depression and when it comes to the statistics they don't necessarily mean much in the whole scheme of things if a person hasn't experienced it firsthand for himself/herself. For the most part, it's sometimes described as living in a personal nightmarish hell where being emotionally stuck or overtaken by the state of a particular mood like sadness leads to an inability to get out of it on their own. Essentially, once in that emotional mood state it's considerably difficult to break free whereby it becomes a quintessential straightjacket that grows tighter and tighter when trying to remove it, so to speak. Fortunately, it can be in all intense and purposes be removed with the right medication, therapy, and/or from the unwavering support of family/friends by one's side.

Without a doubt, finding yourself in a constantly physical battle in the form of painfully, tender muscles, joints, and/or bones is truly a fight in itself as it pertains to Fibromyalgia. For it's a chronic disorder in which a person experiences a much more intense pain in the aforementioned 3 areas. Granted, even though there may not be a mental battle being fought it does have the capacity to put a tremendous amount of mental stress along with the stress they're possibly feeling physically and maybe even emotionally as well. Oftentimes, it's the simplest things in life like taking a walk makes a significant impact, especially if cold or rainy weather is involved. Unfortunately, there is no known cure for Fibromyalgia but that doesn't mean life's over. Far from it. What it primarily comes down to is lifestyle changes along with treatments in hopes in helping to physically live a much less painful life.

Let me ask you this question to those who are fighting a continuous battle with anxiety, how are you able to deal with a disorder/condition that has the power to completely disable you mentally in every sense of the word. Medication, counseling, and/or other alternative methods such as all-natural supplements are what a number of people are going for. Granted, in ever day life it's considerably normal to feel anxiousness, panic, and worry. However, in extreme cases the type of anxiety one suffers can have him/her suffer and have it be so overwhelming it completely disrupts the ability to lead a normal life. Thinking about it further, to having anxiety related panic attacks can wreak havoc on one's social life because of how incredibly uncomfortable it can you'll isolate yourself from the outside world. So, the question remains are you isolating yourself from the outside world or exuding a fighting mindset to be a part of it?

In retrospect, there's an old saying in order to really understand what someone is going through you must walk a mile in their shoes. I think it's safe to say it would give a whole new perspective for anyone who has never experienced anything like what people suffering from depression, Fibromyalgia, anxiety related panic attacks, or whatever the case may be are going through each day. Hey, I have to tip my hat to those continuing to go to war fighting the good fight with their disorder/condition even though there are days where it may seem or feel like a losing battle. You see, even though I may not know what you're personally going through I've at least gotten a slightly better and deeper understanding of it after taking the time to do my own research. In the end, all it ever takes is for someone willing to want know every mile metaphorically walked pertaining to a certain disorder/condition and if matters of the heart are involved knowing is half the battle.

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