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How I Help Myself Through Depression

Everyone has a story about their life that becomes a valuable lesson for us. Here is an inspirational story on Quora. The story will show you that, even though life has many difficulties, you can overcome them all. You have to push yourself, without your courage, faith, and perseverance, no one can help you.

How I Help Myself Through Depression

How I Help Myself Through Depression
How I Help Myself Through Depression

Let me tell you my story.

I had severe, SEVERE depression for about 10 years. I was not motivated to do a single thing. I would sleep for 12 hours a night, wake up and sit on my couch and scroll through my phone. I would take several naps through the day and many times I would not leave my couch for weeks at a time. I wouldn’t even bother going to bed at night, I would just sleep where I was on the couch. I got so bad, in fact, that I caused a permanent indent in my couch where I would always sit. I didn’t eat anything, except for maybe a sandwich once a day. I weighed 95 lbs. I was constantly getting sick.

Then I had my 2nd child, my son Jasper, and his father took off on us after only 1 week of Jasper being home from the hospital.

Let me also tell you now I was incredibly dependent on my then boyfriend. I did not have a job, I drove his car, and I didn’t have much going for me.

The day he left us he said to me “Look at you. You have nothing, you don’t even have a job. You won’t make it ANYWHERE in life!”

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That was it. That statement he made to me hurt so bad, but it was my motivation to never depend on a man again and to get happy and independent for my kids. I also had my daughter’s father leave me 6 years prior, and I was totally and completely dependent on him as well.

I thought to myself “I am going to make a change, and I am going to be HAPPY god damn it!”

So, I forced myself to get up, get out of the house, and get my shit together.

First, I went to my local college and enrolled in a Paralegal course. It was always my goal to work in law.

Then, I got my own vehicle. It was an old, beat up car that I got for very cheap, but it got me from point A to point B.

I then got my Student Loans plus grants with the help of the Financial Aid office at the College, so I had enough money to get through the year.

Then, I moved. I could no longer bear to continue looking at those 4 walls I contained myself in any longer.

I started my Paralegal course, and it started to give me purpose. My kids already gave me purpose for sure, but this was something I was doing for me. Something to better my life and my children’s. Something I felt extreme pride in.

And I worked hard at it.

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I hadn’t cured my depression completely yet at this point, but my God, did it ever help. I was finally able to function properly.

The routine of getting up to get the kids ready, get myself ready, go to school, learn new things, study for my exams, and get extraordinary grades in return was amazing. It helped my depression so, so much. Especially that I was forced to get up early in the morning and get out of the house.

Once I graduated from my Paralegal course, my depression was almost non-existent. I was happy and was no longer dependent on anyone but myself. I finally had my own back!

In the summer, I would go for walks in the forest, pick blueberries with the kids, go to different farms to visit, explore abandoned buildings, etc…

I could not believe how much nature in itself helped me even further. It was an incredible feeling.

Then, I got a job in my field. Then, I had the income I needed to go and finance a new car. THAT was a great feeling!

It has now been a year since I graduated and started working, and I am the happiest I have ever been. I have all I need for myself and my kids, and as a happy mother, I am a better mother.

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I now eat 3 meals a day and snack in-between. I also now weigh 116 lbs, which I have never weighed in my life nor did I think it was even possible for me.

I haven’t gotten sick in over a year. I still get some moments where I feel like I am sad or frustrated, but nothing like before.

You got to get up, force yourself to get out and continue progressing in life no matter how bad you may be telling yourself to just give up.

I am proof it is possible. But you must make big life changes.

Force yourself to change anything around you that may be putting you in this rut.

EDIT- Thank you for the upvotes and encouragement, it means a lot.

I also want to add that the Law of Attraction had a big role in my journey. By keeping a positive mindset and telling yourself you WILL accomplish these tasks, you WILL become happy and you WILL succeed, and having ALL of the confidence in yourself to do it, you will become so much more successful in this journey.

Our minds are sometimes our worst enemy. Make peace with your mind and tell yourself you can and will do it. And don’t forget to be proud of yourself! 🙂

Cat Dro, Quora

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