“Top picture: What I showcase to the world via social media. Dressed up, make up done, filters galore. The 'normal' side to me. Bottom picture: Taken tonight shortly after suffering from a panic attack because of my anxiety. Also the 'normal' side to me that most people don't see.”
There’s a bone-deep weariness that becomes a constant companion; no amount sleep or coffee can shake it off. When people say they can’t get out of bed because of depression, this is what they’re talking about.
Most of us live in a culture that glorifies busyness. We stay up late to get things done, then we get up early so we can get to work on time. We try not to think about how little sleep we’re getting, how much coffee we’re drinking, and how tired we feel.
“You fall out of the airplane and in one second you realize that it's the most blissful experience of your life. You realize at the point of maximum danger, is the point of minimum fear.”
Summer is here! And you know what that means: overpacked schedules of ALL the summer things, mixed in with a few good sunburns, and a lot of realization that time really does fly when you’re having fun.
“Not every new mother’s journey is happy and bright. Sometimes it is dark, lonely, scary, miserable, and uncertain. And the guilt! The guilt that we self-impose and that society imposes on us is overwhelming. If our journey as a mother isn’t daisies and butterflies, we feel alienated and ashamed.
Like anything, it’s important that we participate in gaming in moderation. This entire article could be written on just about anything—sports, smoking, watching Netflix, exercise, etc.— and the warning signs would be the same.