Stress and my resolve

Sometimes an issue will wake me. I go to sleep with little issues, particularly when I’m tired, but I usually wake early, with a thought and not necessarily an answer to any unresolved issues.

It wasn’t the pattern I had as a child. As a child, I couldn’t get to sleep because of bad thoughts. Although it took me a while to get to sleep, with mum by my side until I fell asleep, meant I usually stayed asleep.

Now my father’s illness is constantly around us and that’s adding to my sleep issues. Add stress and it makes everything I deal with harder. Subconsciously I think I’m carrying it.

I usually deal with stress by writing things out in my blog, but around me others aren’t admitting they’re stressed, when it’s clear they are. Dealing with a terminal illness is stressful, whilst we’re a constant support and we have to manage our lives too.

24 Mar, 2012

2 thoughts on “Stress and my resolve

  1. I use to deal with stress on a daily basis and the stress related to a terminal illness is all to real to me; so I know what your going through.

    I just deal with it one day at a time mostly.

    1. Thanks Lisa. Of course we deal with terminal and stress differently. I cope better when I dip in and out of seeing my father. Although I am not great around illness I make the effort when I feel I can.

      I understand your sentiments too. Taking one day at a time is all we can do. When someone is dealing with a terminal illness, their health can change very quickly. Dealing with things one day at a time is a good way to deal with things.

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