Have you ever driven down the motorway at a reduced 50mph because of roadworks? The speed limit is only 20 mph less than normal but that takes everyone by surprise, and you end up going 15 mph. Or worse, you stop. That is because humans don’t like heeding to authority. Now this has nothing to do with mental health – I just wanted to see if this happens to anyone else.*
So I have had headaches every day for what seems like years, and it hurts a lot. It is the exact opposite of a good start to the day. You wake up and the most relevant part of your body is unable to work at 100%. It makes you sensitive to light, it makes your thoughts cloudy and you lack concentration – perfect! Oh how I love my brain. Then you add a bout of depression in there and you’ve got yourself a sad party on the road to no where.
Today was just like any other – a painful start. Oh, and a painful middle, fast approaching a painful end. In short, this headache has been with me all day – as has the depression. Now what I hope is happening, is that there are just some serious road works* going on in my brain. Those poor little neurons just trying to get home for supper, unnecessarily backed up by other neurons’ petulence.
I like to think the roadworks are due to an expansion of the mind. That I am learning more and discovering more but in order to do this, my mind needs to develop itself. Its efficiency, and its capacity. The problem is though, the mind’s Government has recently re-aligned its fiscal policy from a ‘for the people‘ strategy to a ‘for the rich people‘ strategy. As a result they have been dramatically cutting public infrastructure spending. That means, the slow expansion of vital brain infrastructure is insufficient to keep up with demand – resulting in severe headaches. Or, I just need to drink more water.
*See, and you thought the first paragraph had nothing to do with it.