There are times in many of our lives when it feels like your soul has become so worn down you’ve lost sight of yourself, and you no longer have the energy to recognize your value, or claim your self-worth. Is this something you’re experiencing now, or have experienced in the past? It’s very important you recognize these feelings are not about you being broken, they’re about you being human. Your immobility and frustration, along with that abiding sense of sadness, may be some form of depression.
You may have spent time bouncing back and forth between beating yourself up and trying to get unstuck, constantly promising yourself you’ll make changes for the better, only to find yourself feeling like you’re right back where you started. All the while you’re trying to stay positive and move forward, there’s a quiet, toxic voice in your head, reinforcing your negative beliefs that you’re a failure, a hypocrite, or a loser. In your heart of hearts, you feel that’s simply not true about yourself.
You can work through this cycle by owning your feelings, facing your fears, embracing your vulnerability and asking for help. This may feel like an incredibly scary moment in your life, but, with the proper guidance, you can learn to courageously embrace your vulnerability, and overcome your fears. What may have seemed overwhelming, can then become more manageable, and rather than staying stuck in your depression, and the idea there is something wrong with you, it becomes a time when you can embrace your power, realizing you are, in fact, simply human—and you’re doing the best you can with what you have in front of you.
At Kaizen Center for Mental Health, we can relate to those voices, and the fears you’re confronting. We get where you are with that sense of overwhelm and your clinging negative thinking. We also understand the courage it takes to be vulnerable, face your fears and ask for the help you need to get unstuck. We are here for you, to support you in your journey of courage, self-love and self-realization.