I feel like I've been giving 20 percent energy to every aspect of my life. I'm a distracted father, a sheepish entrepreneur, I've been reading the same book for six months now, and when I write, I let my fingers do the thinking.
Having one kid makes you a baby daddy. Having two kids? That makes you a father. Ok, there's not really a difference, but parenthood somehow feels more real now that I've got both feet in the kiddie pool. It's like, having two kids, makes me stand a little taller as I finally accept the fact that this is my life now. I'm a dad. A father.
Understanding why you are the way you are is important to discover. Why do I act the way I do? What causes me to erupt over the smallest things? Why am I so angry?
I was sick as a dog, half-packed for a track meet and trying to nap in my dorm when I learned my sister had taken her own life.
Wow. That picture is random. Well, so is this post. Here are a few of my favorite random links I’ve found lately.
Because guys tend to call depression by the names anger, irritability, stress, nights alone, promiscuous sex, pornography, masturbation, one-more-drink, most mislabel the deeper issue and, in turn, fashion themselves into ticking timebombs. Words like depression, anxiety, suicide simply aren't in the vocabulary of a macho-man, and internalization is all we know.
If, like me, you're in a funk, or perhaps in preparation of one, let's join together and challenge ourselves in these 7 ways. They are activities that have helped me in the past, but, Lord knows, I need a reminder of their benefits.
In honor of May being Mental Health Awareness month, I wanted to write a brief history of the annual event. In doing my research, I stumbled upon this video by Justin Paul Nizza. It is more thorough and in-depth than I had the energy to be. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYZAK91j93c
Every morning, I turn off my alarm, put on my glasses, and walk downstairs where I choke down four pills: Sertraline, Bupropion, a Vitamin D supplement, and the fact that many don't believe in antidepressants.
How do you navigate such a situation? What should you say or what should you not say? How do you stay afloat when someone else is clinging to your shoulders for support?