It may pass like a kidney stone, but it will pass!
When times get stressful or difficult, it’s important to take a step back and remember that this too shall pass, that things will change. Sometimes we can get consumed by pain or illness, or by our current situation, whatever it may involve. It can become overwhelming, and emotionally you end up even more exhausted than you started.
Not being able to distract yourself or distance yourself from stress/pain/worry in your current situation makes it feel as though it’s going to go on forever. Of course, there may be aspects that are likely to last for the foreseeable future, as is common with chronic/invisible illness. But there are many instances where a situation feels as though it’s never-ending as we are so involved in it that we don’t give ourselves the chance to enjoy anything along the way, nor do we give ourselves the break needed to look after our own wellbeing.
If you are struggling with your own personal situation right now, your health, relationships etc – Keep a little hope burning inside you for a brighter future.
Take heart, because things can and do change. Things don’t stay exactly the same forever.