Don't like how your life is going? The harsh truth is, who can we blame but ourselves? Yes, of course there are events that happen in our lives that throw a wrench into things... but is it possible that it seems easier to roll into a ball and complain than FACE our problems? Now, this may be a very controversial topic and I don't expect everyone to agree with me. I do believe there is such thing as depression and anxiety, but do I believe that it can consume us? No, I believe we ALLOW it to consume us. I do believe that we have the strength to OVERCOME these feelings. Make changes to overcome these feelings. No one knows you better than yourself.
Listen... life is hard. No one said it would be easy. I think that every generation has hit adulthood and said, "Woah, not what I expected. This is harder than I thought." But take a step back and think about it. Life HAS to go on, so why sit here and complain about your problems? Address them. Face them head on, say how can I get through this? and GET THROUGH IT. Lost your job? Find a new one. Don't waste 6 months complaining about events that happened in the past when ultimately you will have to go out and find a new job anyway, so why sit on it for an extended period of time, prolonging the process and probably sinking yourself into some debt, in turn creating another problem for yourself. Lost a loved one? Yes, this completely sucks. I lost my father when I was only 22. Did I think this was unfair? Do I want my father at my wedding one day? Do I wish he would have been around to meet my children one day? Yes. But it's life, things happen that we cannot control. So the answer is never to let things like loss consume you because life goes on around you whether you like it or not. The longer you sit in a depression the deeper you dig your own hole.
The best advice my father ever gave me was,
"Why are you getting so upset over things you can't control?"
Think about that.
Now don't get me wrong, it is 100% ok to embrace your emotions and feelings. It's not healthy to store negative energy in the body, bottling it up just to resurface again years down the line, giving you that ball in your throat because it's a sensitive subject. But again, the point is to not let it overcome you where it hinders your ability to move forward. This is a different approach to things. It's seeing the world from a different PERSPECTIVE. What are things you do to help subside your anxiety? Me, I cut coffee out in pressing, stressful situations. I know that coffee tips the scale of anxiety for me, so I switch to herbal teas instead for the day. It's not always that simple, but again you know yourself best. Does a certain type of music calm you down? Maybe try a breathing exercise, or remove yourself completely from the situation for a moment and allow yourself time to relax.
This is just the surface of this topic, I don't want to go too deep. But just please remember that YOU are the change that needs to be made in your life. We can't go around pointing fingers about why we aren't successful, and why certain things happened. Surround yourself with people that raise you up. Take moments that cut deep, look them in the face and say "I am bigger than this." BELIEVE IN YOURSELF. Everything happens for a reason. If everything in life was perfect then there would be no relative experience to assist us in growth of the self. LOVE yourself and LOVE your life. We're only here for a short time, what will you do with it?
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