This will be the last post in my little series on travelling with depression. I have shared some tips on how you might prepare for a trip and what to take along.
Today I would like to tell you what NOT to take along - GUILT!
It is not your fault that you suffer from depression. If you had a broken leg and went on a trip would you feel guilty that you brought your broken leg along?
There is one more thing you should NOT take with you when you go - UNREAL EXPECTATIONS.
If you mistakenly imagine you are going to be just fine during the entire trip, you are setting yourself up for further disappointment and even deeper depression. Travelling is stressful! It is stressful for people who do not live with mental illness. It is even more stressful for you. If you expect that, and plan for it ahead of time, things might just go a little better.
There is one option you may have to consider - don't travel if you can avoid it.
How about you? Do you travel? Do you have realistic expectations when you do?
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