What I Mean When I Say I’m Tired

I’m sure many of us who have experienced mental health problems have found ourselves in this position.

Sometimes, we could be feeling a million feelings at once. Sometimes we might feel completely empty. Sometimes we might not even know how we feel. That’s why, when asked how we are, it’s often easier to lie.

“Are you okay?”
“I’m fine, I’m just tired.”

Here’s what I might really mean when I say I am just tired…

…I don’t really know what I’m feeling
…I feel sad, but if I talk about it it might make me feel more sad
…I am anxious and if I say out loud what I am thinking it might come true
…I don’t want you to know how I am feeling because I want to put on a brave face
…I am exhausted from battling my thoughts 24/7
…I am depressed and doing anything at all…

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  1. Pingback: THIS BUILDS ON A RECENT POST I WROTE ABOUT FATIGUE AND BRAIN INJURY – What I Mean When I Say I’m Tired – Pablito…travelling mentally with you!

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