Many of us seem to find life difficult and we turn to what is on offer to help us cope; drinking, smoking, eating, exercise, drugs, gambling etc. It can be easy for us to turn around and judge others for the coping tools they use but if we look closely at our own lives, what unhealthy coping tools are we using?
There is no judgement when I write this because I have been humbled and amazed at what some people go through and they use what they can to cope.
If you had a broken leg but had to move and carry on, you would do what you could to fashion a crutch and take what you needed for the pain. Like I said, no judgement here because if you need something to get through a difficult time, you need it and you are coping in the way you need to, at this moment in time.
If we do stick our heads in the sand, if we do numb ourselves to all the pain, does this mean we are happy? What does that word even mean these days?
Maybe it doesn’t give us happiness but it sure does give much needed break from whatever we are struggling with.
You are doing what you can, what you need to. Just be careful your coping strategy is not affecting your physical health and if you need help, please seek it.
You’re not alone and know that whatever you are struggling with, you will get through as “This too shall pass”.