Functioning in society with any chronic mental or emotional illness is incredibly exhausting.
Maintaining a reasonably high level of functionality with my Bipolar Disorder and dual addictions (anxiety is part and parcel at times) has required a tremendous amount of vigilance and diligent effort at employing the myriad tool with which I am blessed every day over the years.
Been at it since 1993. One day at a time. With a lot of support and a Higher Power of my understanding.