Living with a disability where I am more mentally and emotionally disabled than physically is difficult as I adjust through the pandemic.
Change is scary. I wouldn’t belittle anyone feeling scared, or who carries anxiety, but without a disability you have the ability to rationale your thoughts and being able to do that cuts down on anxiety and how scared you feel.
Where there is no end to the change, it is easy for me to feel stressed and anxious. Just going out of the house can make me feel stressed as I struggle to adjust around the virus. I am less mentally and emotionally prepared in these times, when social changes are forced upon us.
Learning difficulties can affect all areas of change so it is not surprising change can produce anxiety and stress for those of us who deal with a disability. It is important others are aware and understand what we go through, understand the neurological basis for our difficulties in adjusting to change and helping us through those times.
It is easy for me to shift from one emotion to the next, made worse because I struggle to regulate impulsive and bad thoughts around my mental and emotional disability. I still struggle to get my head around that.