overcoming Depression, Anxiety & low Self Esteem

10 things I’ve googled with depression

10 things I’ve googled with depression

 

It can be tempting to frantically look for answers to why your life is falling apart. You could scan the internet for HOURS looking for that 1 sentence which will make everything fall into place again.

 

However, at the end you might find you are no better off, maybe even WORSE OFF. You could start to despair that you have found another 10 things wrong with your life, and have even more problems than you started with!

 

I am so guilty of this!

 

I feel that if I find out the reasons WHY then I will magically feel better and all the invisible dots connect. Doesn’t work QUITE like that……. but I find it can also be reassuring to know the cause of how you are feeling. It definitely helps me understand more about my depression, and the best ways to overcome it.

 

In addition, hopefully it will save you any time ruminating and analysing your depression and anxiety, which will allow you to spend more time on CBT or self esteem exercises.

 

 

10 things I’ve googled with depression

10 things i've googled with depression

 

1. Is this all life is?

…….That’s the depression talking.

Minimise this thought by making sure you do something that you love and enjoy at least once a day.

 

 

2. Should I take anti-depressants?

Completely up to you. I haven’t tried them as I thought I should explore other ways of feeling better first. I was worried that for the first 2 weeks you apparently feel worse, and then I was worried that I might become reliant on them.

 

You might be scared of judgment. As my mum said…. some people may judge you, but if it makes your life happier every day what’s the shame in that?

 

 

3. What percentage of the population is depressed?

Estimated 15% of the population will have depression at some point in their life.

 

 

4. Why do I find it so hard to make decisions?

You are so worried about making the WRONG decision and that your world might crumble around you if you choose the cookie instead of a donut. This is a product of having low self esteem and no confidence.

 

 

5. Is depression a chemical imbalance in my brain?

That’s an old theory which many people do now not believe to be true.

 

 

6. Difference between bi-polar and depression?

Bipolar has long periods of feeling depressed, then feeling high and elated. Depression is just feeling low.

 

 

7. Whats is the link between anxiety and depression?

They both commonly occur together. It is my anxiety and constant worry that led to my depression.

 

I found it hard to tell where one ends and the other starts. Good news is – you don’t need to.

 

 

8. Why am I so irritable?

Don’t panic.

 

You’re not a horrible person, it is a symptom of being depressed.

 

 

9. Am I depressed?

Like many things, it’s on a scale. You can have mild or severe depression. You don’t need to label yourself if you don’t want to. But you probably already know yourself.

 

 

10. Why do I feel like I’ve lost my identity?

Another symptom of low self esteem and being depressed.

 

 

Conclusion

 

Looking for answers and internet searching can be helpful, but make sure you do it in moderation and allocate enough time to doing the things which will bring positive changes in your life.

 

Continue to make small changes to your life every day and set aside time for your self esteem exercises.



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