For some, life is a struggle. There is just one thing after another. It never ends. Then just when there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel, the roof falls in and you are buried under a burden that’s just too much for you to deal with. Pills don’t help. In fact no one helps, and crying is the only break you get from it all. Want a way out?
Depression affects 350 million people worldwide. If that many people were affected by anything else it would be an epidemic. The main problem with depression is not the low mood state but the low energy state. There is so little energy to access it is difficult to help yourself even though you desperately want to be free of this. But there could be another reason why you stay stuck in depression for years, decades even and it isn’t your fault – it’s all about anger.
Stress, anxiety, and worry detract from the joy of living. Depression turns off all the lights. Hopes dreams and even simple desires seem out of reach and without hope life is a daily struggle. None of this stops people having families, but, it seems, that it does have a negative effect on a child developing in the womb. So if you suffer from more mental anguish than most people seem to, then find out what you can do to make it all go away.
It isn’t really surprising that psychological distress knocks a few years off your life, but what is surprising is just how little psychological distress you need to experience in order to find yourself bowing out before your time. Find out what’s stealing years from your life and what you can do to live a longer, happier, and more fulfilling life.
There is no question that life can get you down. It can seem that no matter what you do, no matter what you try, you seem to stay just exactly where you are. This is the point at which many people just give up. They stop trying. They stop seeking a solution because it’s easier to accept the suffering than to live in hope. This does not mean there is no solution. It might just mean that you discovered early on in life that giving up was easier than constantly failing. At least that way you can convince yourself that it was just too difficult for you.