One of the good things about my first long-term psychiatrist, is that he made every effort to get me to stay awake during the day (as often as I could).
He basically wanted me to be as much like the rest of the world as I could be.
And, I agreed that that made the most sense. At the time especially.
So, I spent years trying to make a schedule I could follow, that had me up during much of the day.
It wasn’t easy, but I now stay awake in the daytime primarily.
Another thing that this doctor did all those years ago, was that he compared me to people who did not have mental illness.
That was okay when I was younger, because it helped me to think about how the rest of the world gets along.
But today, I view any comparison between me and someone who is not chronically ill (for example) as “apples to oranges.”
So, while this first doctor of mine was helpful in getting me to conform ever so slightly, it was actually my getting online and putting myself out there in the blogosphere, that had me see some of my biggest strides.
A lot has changed!
And, that could have much to do with where I am at today as compared to where I was a decade plus ago.
For instance, I used to be single and lonely. And now, I have a partner and am usually only lonely when she’s not around.
In any event, I did not envision the life I now have, but am grateful for it!
Things are still very difficult though, and probably always will be.
I just have to take life a day at a time, and that helps me to get by.
Why do you suppose us humans like to take things a day at a time?
My guess is that we have so many responsibilities, that is would be virtually impossible to NOT do so.
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