The reality is that you are either fighting or enduring depression and/or anxiety. It’s real.
I remember being in this reality. And I remember believing it was just how things were going to be. As I’ve mentioned before, I believed my “job” was to endure it as best as I could.
The limit to this belief was that, had I continued with it, I would today most likely be so far into the hole of despair and despondency that “rational” or “real” thinking would have fled. I shudder to think what my reality might be today had I remained in the mindset that there was nothing I could do about the depression. It hit me the other day that it is entirely possible that I would have had to be admitted to the psych ward.
You have a choice. You can believe that your depression and/or anxiety is something that you must just endure–and become a victim in the process. The victim excuses their rotten behavior and way of being because, “it’s a result of the depression…I can’t change it…it is what it is…”
OR, you can use your reality of depression and/or anxiety to empower yourself. You can choose to look at your reality with a lens of, “I will find help to overcome this illness. I choose to accept responsibility for my actions and to move out of mediocrity and live a life of greatness.”
The choice is yours. Reality and empowerment. These choices have made all the difference for me. Will they for you?