My life hasn’t been easy. There have been so many ups and downs that it sometimes feels like I’m on an emotional roller coaster. For as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled with stress and depression, and that struggle has really taken its toll over the years.
I have tried a variety of methods for dealing with my stress and depression, but nothing seemed to work for very long. When one thing would start making a difference, something else would come along and disrupt my peace of mind again. It felt like no matter what I did, there was always something else lurking around the corner reminding me that something wasn’t right.
One day, however, things started to change. As an experiment, I decided to challenge myself everyday by taking on small tasks or projects that made me feel accomplished at the end of the day. It could be anything from deciding to read a book before bed or go for a walk around the block. Gradually over time these small actions started piecing together to give me a sense of accomplishment which eventually led to more confidence in trusting myself more and my decisions going forward.
It’s not easy navigating through stress and depression but taking matters into my own hands changed everything for me- literally overnight! I started keeping track of how much getting involved with different activities affected my mood, learning more about myself in the process - what works well for lifting my spirits when down, what helps calm my racing thoughts when stressed out, etc… Having this self-awareness has enabled me to approach issues when they arise with greater effectiveness because now I know exactly how to navigate those challenging scenarios constructively instead of letting them stew internally overwhelming me until it gets worse – because believe me - it definitely can get worse!
Therefore if you’re struggling too don’t give up! Take action today by creating achievable goals then remain consistent even when you don’t feel like it – trust yourself that you are capable of achieving meaningful progress in overcoming any challenges you are facing!