The inner wars.

The Inner Wars inside may seem more powerful than you, but if you embrace the supports available, you can take back some of your power.

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So, here I am, up early for yet another morning. Sleep and I, we’re not exactly getting along as of late. What else is new? How it longs to have my nightmares be a thing of pure fiction. Alas, they were chiselled into my brain in real time.

What’s worse, is that as they interfere with my sleep more and more, my resilience falls victim to the insomnia they create. My sleep is so violent, my sheets are often tied in knots around me. Such as life, I suppose.

Though my eyes are heavy and my mind shrouded in fog, I am still determined to win the inner wars. In my fire-service years, I was no stranger to overcoming adversity while working through exhaustion. I use that as the benchmark to keep going. Luckily, I had a team around me that I could depend on, and they could depend on me too.

The importance of support when battling mental illness.

No huge emergency nor great personal battle can be overcome without the support required to make the difference that is needed. That’s why those with mental illness do better when they accept the support that is available to them. It can be tough to say “I need help.” But if you are to win the inner wars, you must understand that you cannot do it alone.

The inner wars

So, in my view, the turning point in any healing journey is the point where one embraces their sickness. Furthermore, it is made easier by turning to those who you know will support you best.

While it’s true that these two factors go a long way in the battle, it is still your fight. And because it is your own personal battle, you must initiate and communicate what you need. A scary prospect – but in my experience, building support around you can make all the difference.

If we swallow our pride and work past our fears, we shall eventually overcome. While we may never be completely cured, we can get to a place where we can manage a life that is not ruled by the inner wars.

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Time isn’t the deciding factor in recovery; it’s the plan one executes over that time that truly heals.

Jonathan Arenburg.
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