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When fighting depression, the first thing I always found was how quickly I could get caught-up in my own thoughts and within my own head. This month’s topic is “reasons to recover”; the hardest thing about this is that sometimes it seems you can’t find a single reason.
I know I am not the only one who has been in that place where it feels there is no reason to recover. where there seems to be no hope.
It sucks when you get stuck there because then even the reasons you were holding onto start to mean nothing. It is a cycle that goes on day after day of trying to find a reason to hold on, to push through and recover. I remember those feelings way too often, and find myself stuck in that rut more often than I would like to admit.
But there is always a reason to recover.
Many times I did not believe there was; but the truth is there is always a reason to push through and overcome, we just need to get out of our own heads. We need to stop and tell ourselves that everything is not as horrible as we think, that there is hope, that there is love, and that things will work out.
It takes effort and time but you need to stop and remind yourself of each and every reason why you should recover. It may be for family or for friends, but most importantly it should be for yourself. Sometimes we feel we need to recover for someone else; but the reality is the most important reason to recover is for yourself.
This is because no matter what the issue is, no matter what the struggle is, you are more important. Your life is more important, your health is more important, and your sanity is more important.
Going through depression is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do and during that time I constantly tried to tell myself I needed to recover for someone else; but now I realize the most important reason is for me.
I am more important than depression; I am more valuable than what anyone says of me. My life is important.
This month’s theme is reason to recover, and I could write ten thousand reasons why you should. I could tell you all the reason why; but if you are unable to get out of your own head and believe them, then they are just words and hold no value.
When it comes to depression for me, I am my own worst enemy. I told myself I was not important, that I was disliked and useless. I told myself over and over there was no reason to recover; but all along there was.
If the only thing you do today in your road to recovery is stop and tell yourself that there is a reason to push through – tell yourself that those lies that you’ve been telling yourself for years are not real and that you are worth the recovery – that would be the start of something great, because you are something great.
Just don’t let yourself forget that.
Christian struggled through and recovered from depression. He likes to write so others can hear his story and know there is hope. His goal is that through sharing, people will be able to see their story within his own.
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