When I first started experiencing depression and anxiety related symptoms about 10 years ago I leant heavily on my wife. When I felt bad I would almost demand to her that she make me feel better. She did her absolute best for a while...
C’mon mate, he didn’t mean to offend you, he’s one of the good guys on here.
Everyone’s opinion is subjective.
You asked for advice and @Nymzee responded
Whether you take it or leave it is up to you.
No doubt others will come on and possibly...
I haven’t at all mate.
You’re illness has caused you to behave in a way that’s alienated friends and family.
You’ve obviously recovered enough to the point that you’ve realised this.
It’s now time to try and build bridges.
I haven’t slept properly for getting on for 15 yrs mate, but I’ve learnt to manage it.
Quality sleep mask - tricks the brain into thinking it’s still night.
No caffeine inc tea after 4pm
Room sleep proofed - black blinds, no electrical gear...
Simple solution that works for me (albeit not addressing the root cause) is those white noise tapes on YouTube. Ocean noises, forest sounds etc.
Within 5 minutes of giving my brain something else to concentrate on I can feel the difference and...
Nothing wrong with that.
If you've been in an ongoing fight with mental health issues then taking time out and concentrating on other things when you're in the mindset to do so is completely the right thing to do. Nothing wimpy or selfish about...