Inside Martyn’s Ideas: The Notion of Me

*Set off Warning* 

Nervousness – Psychological Well being – Self-harm 

 “Appears to be like might be deceiving”. 

“By no means choose a ebook by its cowl”. 

2 completely different phrases that most individuals would know.

I’ve been struggling for just a few days with my psychological well being. 

My lengthy current readers will know that my psychological well being has been a protracted 9 12 months rollercoaster of a journey. Typically I’m positive however then different instances, when it’s not nice, I have a tendency to talk about it right here. 

This time I’ve actually been battling my nervousness; particularly social nervousness triggers. 

I wrote a publish again in January referred to as “Thou Shall Not Choose” the place I spoke about being a Christian however not at all times a standard stereotypical Christian. I expressed curiosity in taking my religion additional, pursuing a lifetime of service additional on in my life. 

It was one thing I wished to. One thing I genuinely really feel referred to as to do however with my present life place and my well being I doubt I’ll. 

On this path, Hannah and I’ve been serving to our church and provided to assist the sister church. 

It was tough for me. That church, for me, is wrapped in loads of previous trauma. Going proper again to earlier than my nervous breakdown and earlier than the boys Mum and I separated.

What occurred once I stopped going was truly listed as one of many contributing components to my breakdown. It was stated “a lack of a neighborhood that I held my future hope in” had a big affect on my, unknown at the moment, Dependent Persona Dysfunction. 

Now don’t get me flawed. 

I used to be younger (28) and I did loads flawed. So much that I’m not pleased with however there was additionally loads that I didn’t do, that I used to be blamed for and ended up carrying.

Through the years my understanding of my very own psychological well being has develop into deeper and I can cope higher. I’ve a greater perception into it. I’ve additionally accepted and are available to phrases with my previous and reached some extent the place I can transfer forwards. Or so I believed. 

Nevertheless, I did one thing flawed on the weekend.

Truthfully, it was an error. My mistake. There’s a number of miscommunication and causes I may state however I admit that it’s flagged an error of judgement; one thing I’ve subsequently, repeatedly apologised for. 

But it surely actually triggered not solely my earlier trauma however what turned a 4.5 day nervousness assault. 

It was horrible. 

My coronary heart was racing quick and arduous. My thoughts was racing faster. No urge for food and no room for ease. Not to mention the wash of damaging ideas continuously going by way of my mind. A relentless argument of what I ought to have achieved otherwise, if I may. A lot in order that for 3 days I used to be caught, mentally, on the presumption of conversations that “may” occur and what the reply to questions “may” be simply in case it was wanted. What was worse was the truth that twice I used to be in conditions and twice I didn’t say what my overthinking nervousness mind had ready me to say; which then introduced extra nervousness, upset and self-belittlement. 

Sleep wasn’t my pal. Let’s be trustworthy, between my psychosis and my Muscular Dystrophy sleep isn’t my pal anyway however this was worse. 

The issue I face is the Martyn that everybody sees. 

I’m not essentially speaking concerning the Martyn who was perceived on this situation. 

I imply, there have been some damaging assumptions of my intent which upset, upset and fed my psychological well being disaster however that wasn’t the difficulty; it was the person I used to be presenting myself to be in entrance of all the world. 

For the skin world I appear to be this outspoken, assured and powerful individual. The individual that individuals go “You, outspoken? No, what a shock” *inserts eye rolls*. When, in actuality, I’m not.

Inside I’m the utter mess that I discussed above getting ready to crying, screaming, breaking and operating.

Everybody is aware of right here that I’m a recovering alcoholic but don’t realise how much drinking was a coping mechanism or how extremely hard it was to go sober and maintain it for the last 9 years. I pretty much hid away for a year, breaking friendships and relationships just by not coping – but surviving. 

Since then coping techniques are in place. Some negative and some positive. 

That’s where I struggle with my image. Those who see the confident, chatty and capable person aren’t seeing the guy who has just ripped his fingers a part because in that moment he just hit a high peak of anxiety. No one notices. 


It’s not even an motion that I do for self-harm functions. I’ve not self harmed for 9 years and that is undoubtedly completely different. That is an uncontrolled, nervousness ridden second 

After, I remorse it. After, I want I hadn’t achieved it. 

Then the Inside arguments occur. Repeat the trail of hysteria. I choose, scratch, I am unable to eat in entrance of individuals, not to mention eat usually. 

It simply appears like individuals do not see and do not perceive that conditions aren’t how they seem and that this response is not an overreaction.

I do know I am unable to make individuals see a unique me. That is their opinion. I simply HATE the notion that they’ve of me. Not as a result of their judgement is flawed however extra as a result of I’m jealous that isn’t the true me. 

It’s really easy to evaluate somebody on appearances. 

The way in which, on these presumptions individuals can deal with an individual a sure means and never fear. Not suppose, “Hey, perhaps saying it that means isn’t one of the simplest ways to say it to them?” 

I attempt so arduous to mood myself when talking to others particularly once I understand it’s an individual who’s struggling. 

I are likely to over-share and over discuss the state of affairs as a result of it’s all I can do. If I don’t then I simply run the chance of individuals doing this time and again which has been my expertise. However individuals don’t just like the over sharing. It makes them uncomfortable and it makes them realise they in all probability must be extra cautious. Nobody likes their very own accountability. 

This then simply creates its personal factor of sharing and never sharing since you don’t need to make them uncomfortable by over-sharing. 

For anybody with nervousness in any type I hope this is smart. Proper now, as I write, there’s a giant a part of my mind that thinks I’m completely loopy with how I really feel. 

I simply want that this publish can do 2 issues:

 1. Present that really, my outward look isn’t the true me. 

2. Make others suppose earlier than they act as a result of it’s not so simple as being an introvert or an extrovert. Some, like me, might be introverted extroverts.