Stress #7 ~ Anxiety and Depression

if you’re going through hell, keep going

Severe anxiety and depression will blight your life, make you incapable of doing even the simplest things, alter your personality for the worse, give you panic attacks, headaches, breathing problems, digestive problems, heart problems, extreme fatigue, and fill you with a foreboding of doom.  Oh, and most likely your blood pressure will go through the roof.

Go to see your doctor and most likely they will tell you that you are suffering from a mild to moderate state of anxiety and depression, and medicate you with something like Xanax or Prozac, amd maybe Zyprexa.  All of these drugs directly affect the chemistry in your brain ~ when you take them you are not you.  All of these drugs have serious side effects, up to and including making you want to commit suicide.  Unless body, mind, and spirit are all nurtured, full recovery can never take place.  Taking an antidepressant / anti-anxiety drug is just painting over the problem, you need to find the proximate cause of your severe mental illness and find a way of dealing with it.

The potential causes of your anxiety and depression are many and mostly a part of what should be a normal life ~ but even normality can be taken to extremes.  You will probably have recently experienced, or still be suffering, one or more of these shattering events; death of a loved one, or someone you felt you should have loved, a failed relationship, a toxic and dysfunctional relationship, separation, leaving home, divorce, physical illness, a very shitty job, loss of your job, poverty, bullying, fear, taking care of the sick and elderly, worry about getting old and your looks, lack of good sex, spiritual issues…..  and you are most likely addicted to booze, medication, or something like pot and cocaine.  Also, anything and everything bad in your past means you are suffering from stored pain.

Nobody is even remotely interested in your pain.  Your family and friends will proffer fatuous and useless advice.  You must be willing to take full responsibility for your own physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.  Especially you must stop hurting yourself with booze, too much medication, drugs, cigarettes, bad food, not eating, and not getting enough sunshine, fresh air, and exercise.  If you don’t take care of yourself you will get sicker, you might die.

Most importantly stop trying to please other people all the time.  You cannot ever change other people, you can only distance yourself from them so they stop hurting you.  You must be the real and true you, and not someone that those around you think you should be.

Some say that you cause all your own problems.  And that you just spend all your time feeling sorry for yourself.  All I know is that you will get much better if you stop listening to all those unhelpful toxic people.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

you can get used to almost anything

except death, but by then nothing matters

16 responses

  1. You can get used to almost anything except death…..nice lines.

    I love this very much.

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    1. Hey, thank you. 😎

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  2. Ive taken the liberty of blogging this Jack. Thank you. Words i needed to hear some time back and hope now, that others will benefit from your wisdom. 🤗

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    1. You are welcome sweetheart 💝

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  3. Jack, you were in my head.

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    1. It’s an interesting place to be. 💖

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  4. That’s a good post. Your getting your negativity out of you about what you have previously experienced. I’m happy for you to be continuing to express yourself.

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    1. It has taken a lot of work, a lot of soul-searching, and a lot of pain to get to the good place I am in now.
      Thank you for your kind words Athena. ❤

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  5. The last line about getting used to anything is profound. As is “fatuous and useless advice.”

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    1. I don’t just make this stuff up you know…..
      OH! Actually I do. ❤ ❤ ❤
      Straight from the heart.

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  6. So true

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    1. Thank you sweetheart ❤ 😉

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    1. I do my best, from the heart. ❤ ❤ ❤

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