3 hour nap. Still tired.

Depressed, too. Not feeling great. A little sick. In need of a break.

Tired, just really tired. Worn out. Feel like I’ve been working so hard, keeping things going, and I’m getting to the end of my rope. I don’t want to let anyone down, but man, am I bushed.


Author: brokenbrilliant

I am a long-term multiple (mild) Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or TBI) survivor who experienced assaults, falls, car accidents, sports-related injuries in the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. My last mild TBI was in 2004, but it was definitely the worst of the lot. I never received medical treatment for my injuries, some of which were sports injuries (and you have to get back in the game!), but I have been living very successfully with cognitive/behavioral (social, emotional, functional) symptoms and complications since I was a young kid. I’ve done it so well, in fact, that virtually nobody knows that I sustained those injuries… and the folks who do know, haven’t fully realized just how it’s impacted my life. It has impacted my life, however. In serious and debilitating ways. I’m coming out from behind the shields I’ve put up, in hopes of successfully addressing my own (invisible) challenges and helping others to see that sustaining a TBI is not the end of the world, and they can, in fact, live happy, fulfilled, productive lives in spite of it all.

4 thoughts on “3 hour nap. Still tired.”

  1. Look back at these past posts – what is the pattern – pushing yourself too hard and making justifications for it, then scrambling to compensate for mistakes, temper, behavior etc. Pre-plan rest points, breaks. Go to bed at a certain time every night. At least one day a month spend the whole day sleeping if necessary. Sit and listen to the summer breeze. Work really really really hard at doing nothing.


  2. Ps. You are not letting ANYONE down – that’s a story in your head and ONLY you can rewrite it. Start now.


  3. You know, you’re right. If anything, I’m going directly against the interests and wishes of others by pushing myself too hard. People tell me to take a break. They tell me to ease off. But that’s the last thing I want to do. Again, it’s the whole stress-induction thing. The more busy I get, the more tired I get, the more busy I want to be. And then I crash, sometimes burn. Hm. I’m sitting listening to the summer breeze now. I do have things I have to do today, but not THAT much. It’s all manageable.



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