If you are depressed or isolated, you can't reach your potential for fulfillment and success. As I've experienced myself, it is possible to overcome serious depression.
Rediscover your joyful and carefree spirit today
Consider your value
Here's something helpful to remember: We can't judge where we're going by where we've been or where we are now. The Bible - and even "People" magazine - have many examples of overcoming great difficulties.
The richest, best looking, or most connected are not always most blessed. Far from it. We can overcome our challenges and find greater value for ourselves and others if we make wise use of our opportunities.
Here's some helpful suggestions for building self esteem.
Don't be discouraged
Don't let the days go by being sad. Think positively
You can make progress
You can move toward overcoming the depression, isolation, and frustrations you have suffered all too much.
It will take effort, but don't be discouraged. It's worth it.
I write this from first-hand experience. I haven't overcome all difficulties, but I have made substantial progress.
I've seen the power of change
It's important for us to remember an excellent way to avoid difficulties: working to improve our situation BEFORE we feel overwhelmed.
If you find people difficult
I, too, have been subject to recurring difficulties with people. For me, there was no easy answer. But, in time and with insight, I've learned better ways to take care of myself, to more often defuse and avoid such situations. I believe you can, too.
There are many good sources of helpful insights and techniques. Through our self-help group listings found in this website at Complete List of Self-Help Issues, you can find many other people who can help also.
I've found this book very helpful towards overcoming depression. The title is also a link to low cost price comparison to buy online through www.bestwebbuys.com. You can also borrow this book free from many public libraries: Undoing Perpetual Stress: The Missing Connection between Depression, Anxiety, and 21st Century Illness by Richard O'Connor.
As I've seen, tough challenges call for all the help one can get, from as many sources as are available. I hope that you will think about that and not cut yourself off from your potential for growth and change.
"What a wonderful thing that we can start doing
good at this very moment."
Though it can be subtle, I believe God can be a great source of help and strength.
Important Note: This is not complete advice for any psychological or emotional difficulties. A professional therapist with training and experience for your specific challenges is recommended.
You can follow these links to self-help and support
groups in your local area:
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