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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

splicing work and recovery #ihavedepression #nostigma

Trying to get back into the swing of things called work, but am feeling out of sorts; unsure of how fast or slow I should go, how much rest I should take, how to splice work and rest together for the entire day to be therapeutic yet productive.

Working from home where my volunteer work is based means I have no colleagues in the day to banter with, and that also means I have no sounding board to brainstorm aloud with. No banter no brainstorm unless I do it on my own to myself, which is how I have been sustaining. I guess it is a good thing I am an only child used to talking to self my whole life.

Not that I am complaining about the nature of my volunteer, also my full time, work. It is what I want to do and what will take me further along towards my dreams.

Writing has always made me think clearer, be it scrawls and flowcharts on paper or writing here like this. Coming to worlds upon words this morning has already cleared my mind somewhat on how to splice rest and work together, today.

Interesting, ain't it - normal folks just need to have morning coffee, work, lunch, work, dinner, rest, rinse repeat. And I have to drum up a whole new way of working to accommodate my recovery and my work. This is a daily battle depression sufferers face and often lose because paid work given by an employer very often does not give leeway for our depressive breakdowns, panic attacks, cognitive chokes and psychosomatic illnesses.

Welcome to the real world. Are you willing to accommodate us?

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