It’s no secret that my mental health has been all over the place in the past decade. Living with Complex PTSD has had a profound impact on my life. One of the realities that I’ve tried to manage over the years has been the various events in my life that trigger the fight, flight or freeze response. It is as if my entire body is subject to an overwhelming need to be aggressive, to hide away or to just freeze and go numb as soon as I hit something reflective of a past trauma. What has become brutally real to me of late is that my battle with social media, particularly Facebook, is that managing the things that trigger a massive stress response is utterly impossible. I have realized that for my own best interests I simply have to delete my Facebook account. I know that means that I will lose touch with many of my friends and a good portion of my family but I just cannot successfully navigate it anymore. I love the lively political discussions but the very reality that one of the most emotionally triggering things in my life is the inhabitant of the White House and his cronies, I’m honestly a mess when I participate. When sharing what I perceive to be important information, empowerment lasts about a nano second then quickly turns to despair and that just simply isn’t sustainable if I want a healthy life. This is not going to be easy to do but I absolutely need to inhabit my own body with peace, joy and love if I wish to remain here much longer.
Would you please share your snail mail address with me in a Personal Message in the next 24 hours. I love writing letters so you might actually hear from me as the days and weeks go by. If not, at least at Christmas like in the olden days :)!
Namaste, my friends.
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Jane, you are making the absolute right decision. I have been trying to do the same since my frustration with our current situation, albeit justified , is sometimes overwhelming. I hope I am on time with my response. Yesterday was a crazy busy day and I just had no energy to read my messages;)
Our address is 1538 Browning circle, Ogden, UT 84403
I am sure you have my phone number, so we can still meet for breakfast or arrange get togethers in a flash 😉 Take care of yourself first, friend! I am happy to see you take this step.