We dwell and continue to pull ourselves down, comparing ourselves to others we think are perfect, with the reality being they’re no more perfect than we are and we’re by no means perfect. ‘We can be our own worst enemy.’
It’s the self-critical voice that’s defeating before we’re off the starting block, or perhaps it’s the self-loathing, but perhaps not to that degree. I’ve been there. But if anxiety or depression are reasons for the self-critical voice, we can with help get to change those too. Depression comes from our inability to cope with our lives.
Depression is an alert. It’s the mind’s way of telling us that all is not well. That what we’re doing isn’t working and needs to change. Depression is something we endure. To deal with depression, perhaps we must begin to look at the key elements of why we have depression and work to change those.
Depression is attached to a history of events that we’re struggling to come to terms with that we’ve ignored or don’t know we have, because those thoughts are out of reach. But if we were to look back through our experiences, we can usually pinpoint exactly why we’re depressed.
It’s a cry for help, it’s telling others we need help, but we must be prepared to accept that we need help. Depression attaches itself to our experiences, but it can’t do the work for us that’s something we must do for ourselves. When I look back on my own experiences, it’s clear my experiences were very much the catalyst for how I felt.
It’s the issues we put on the back burner, the issues we fail to talk about or address. It’s not enough for us to leave or ignore those issues. We must address our issues and act on change.
*If you feel you have or struggle with depression, always seek help.*