Sometimes a helpless, unloved role has become a second skin, so that we cannot imagine there is another way to live. But there is. We are all able to initiate and negotiate help for ourselves, and love for ourselves.
When you’re experiencing anxiety or depression, it can seem impossible to escape. Here are a few tips for rebalancing yourself.
What if the ‘self’ you obsessively defend were a myth? What if you could drop your worries about finance and relationships? What if you could just ‘be’, peacefully?
Lack of motivation is a key symptom of depression. Although depression has many causes we can’t control, we can certainly learn to help ourselves.
It’s common to get the nagging feeling that you are not doing enough. Activity is healthy, of course it is. But the obsessive need to win (or to avoid losing) is a different thing, and can lead to prolonged unhappiness.
Excessive worry, in the form of anxiety, is a plague of our times. It has solid evolutionary roots, but we can learn to manage it.