You are stronger than you think
I have never actually explained why my blog is called 'One of those days'...When I was thinking of ideas on what to call the blog, I thought it fitted well as I find with epilepsy and mental health you have a lot of what I like to call 'one of those days', when everything just gets a bit too much to handle. And you need to take a step back breathe and relax.
But I will continue to take it as just 'one of those days' and tomorrow will be a lot better, keeping positive and making plans ahead. Therefore you have something positive to look forwards to and focus on. Anyway as I am rambling away this post is going to be about the Daily battles of epilepsy and mental health when you're having one of those days and how i find it affects me. And also people struggling to understand. Therefore I hope people can relate to this blog post. And people who know someone who has epilepsy or suffer from mental health can allow them to have a better understanding and insight into it.
Daily battles in the brain stopping you from doing things
As I have said previously I never know what to expect when I wake up in the morning. Epilepsy is an unpredictable, you never know when your next seizure is going to happen, medication side affects or just feeling down and on edge. Therefore plans are always tricky, as this therefore makes you feel crap about having to cancel the plans for feeling poorly. But this is the reality of living with epilepsy you can't push your body as I know then I'm increasing the risk of having a seizure. So I just have to pause, stop, breathe and relax. This on occasions can frustrate me hugely, but even when it does I find I have to be positive, its not going to change and I just have to focus on getting my body rested and better for the next day. I think that is my main advice, you have to listen to your body and you learn to over the years. Watch you favourite films, go on a gentle walk, have your best friend over to chill with you whatever makes you feel relax and better.
People struggling to understand -
My friends and family do a fantastic job of being understanding and being so patient. However I don't think you can truly understand how a person feels unless you have experienced it. Epilepsy is such a hard condition to understand, however you can try your best to explain it as well as possible. Explain how you're feeling, the way it makes you feel to your family and friends so they get a better perspective on why you feel the way you do. Sometimes..yes, it is hard as people don't understand but you have to accepted it and move on. And focus on the fact that you're not the only one they're are hundreds of thousands of people out there feeling exactly the same as you and these people are the strongest fighting a battle. So remember to keep positive, focus on what is fabulous in your life and remember its just 'one of those days'...
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