For the Letter “M” on the A to Z challenge which is late we are going to talk about mental health. Not in any serious manner because My mental Health won’t allow for that. Instead we are going to discuss it as it relates to me, and my own disturbing set of coping mechanisms, perhaps someone, somewhere might be able to glean useful information from it on how I handle my own problems… So we will do a Top Ten ways I deal with my issues.
#1 Because I have always had a faulty Memory for names, I tend to give people Fun nicknames to help me remember. I used to only do this in my own head like a mnemonic device but in the last 7 years or so I’ve started doing it out loud. Now there are people in my world with names like; The Arsonist, Serial Killer, Jane Doe, Snowflake, The Navigator, Garbage Boy,, Dust Boy, #1 Human, Flipper, Squiggy, Ducky (Coming Soon). Then ther is Bird Girl, Quintin, Danger Mouse, Fae… A lot of them answer to those names so Bless them.
#2 I don’t put my name on my blog so I can use it as the most ridiculous outlet for some crazy things I sometimes come up with. I don’t worry about spellcheck, grammar, misuse of punctuation or anything else on here. (Ok I do, but not a lot). Instead I let my self use it to relieve the pressure from having to worry about all that when people are paying me to write.
#5 Sometimes I skip steps I realize I dont need, Or want.
#6 Because I have had problems with imprinting short term memory I also use Amazons wish list as a way to remember things we need here at the house… or may need. Every few days Amazon sends me an email telling me I have things there.
#7 I watch TV shows I have seen before and I like on various streaming services because they are predictable and allow me to feel more in control even though I’m not.
#8 When people come to my house in large numbers I will remove myself from the immediate area so I dont become agitated and get mean as a defense mechanism. I like these people and don’t want to lash out. I do pop in and out though and sometimes I can acclimatize myself enough to hang out…. sort of like going in the ocean when its cold.. I know once I get used to it I will have fun.
#9 I avoid looking anything up on the internet about symptom, or tests for ailments. If it’s bothering me enough to look up I will just go to the doctor… eventually. This is when I tell My wife and she gets My Eldest to help badger me into going.
#10 I watch Funny animal videos… Not the mean ones, the cute ones that make you laugh… Like this one below.