Keep on keeping on

Due to a compilation of work and health stresses that all converged, a couple weeks ago, on a joint moment of immediacy (i.e. “This must be taken care of now”) I found myself in familiar emotional territory – overwhelmed, anxious, angry, and questioning whether and how I could get through it. It would have been hard enough to deal with either work or health – having to deal with both, simultaneously, taxed me greatly.

It is a common idiom that “that which does not kill us, makes us stronger.” Were that literally true, I’m fairly certain I could bench press a house. I fear that, more likely, I have a limited amount of coping ability and each challenge chips away at my reserve. When things crash, it seems to hit me harder, last longer, and have farther reaching negative effects.

I worry about how low I get, and how much harder it gets to plow through; but worrying gets me nowhere so,  despite everything, I just keep plugging along, hoping the same momentum and stubbornness that has gotten me this far, will keep me going.

Sometimes, the only choice we have is to keep on going.

And so I do.

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7 Responses to Keep on keeping on

  1. Urspo says:

    again only sometimes? 🙂

  2. Ron says:

    Stay the course, it is our only option.

  3. Ron says:

    Stay the course. Survive. I’ve been there, survival is the only option.

  4. There was a great quote from Ru Paul’s drag race. Adore Delano asks Courtney Act if she is worried about the final show. To which Courtney looks over at Adore and asks “What actually is the function of worry?”
    Being human I understand worry, we all have it. The problem is worry doesn’t help any outcome, it just takes energy and induces stress. So I try to turn worry around by telling myself to accept whatever comes. Then I place the energy into hope and work my best toward the better result. I have to remind myself of this often as my default is worry, but when I do turn it around it helps. And helps a lot.
    Big hug to you handsome!😉

  5. David says:

    It is a rough time of the year, and it has been a challenging year. Take time, take care, make a list of everything that needs to be done, and draw a line through the 2-3 that won’t get done. Tell people sorry, it just won’d get done.

  6. Mark in DE says:

    It may be good to consider asking for help at work. Knowing your capacity and the need for things to happen on a certain timeline, it shows maturity to ask for help to ensure the end result is achieved. I hope your situation improves soon!

  7. keep on truckin’, sassybear; the puppies need their daddy and jeffrey needs his husband. {{{{{hugs}}}}}

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