Word for Wednesday – Lassitude


 

Lassitude

/ˈlæsɪˌtjuːd/
noun

  1. physical or mental weariness

It’s one of those words, and the feelings that accompany it, that I imagine anyone who suffers from mental illness is all too aware of. It is a tiredness that transcends the mere physical and mental,  and seeps into the emotional and (if you are so inclined to believe in such) the spiritual. It is a weariness that no amount of sleep will rectify, but that a lack of sleep will exacerbate.

Mind Matters - #SB4MHIt is a tiredness that resides at our very core, and draws our remaining energy into it, sucking everything beyond the event horizon into the psychic black hole.

Even as I type this, I am afflicted by a long familiar lassitude.

KW

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