Everyone may feel low and sad from time to time. However, depression may stop you from enjoying the things that you used to enjoy, have low energy, feel hopeless or irritable on a regular basis and this can interfere with how you see and live your life.
You may find it difficult to enjoy the things you used to enjoy in the past, feel constantly tired and lethargic, and simply see no joy or meaning in life. Everything may seem to be a chore, even things that used to be exciting and enjoyable such as seeing friends or going out. It may seem that life has always been like this and there is no way out. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way forever. You can enjoy life again and find meaning in the simplest of things.
Depression is a serious medical condition that can become worse without treatment. It is not something that can be solved by simply being told to ‘pull yourself together’ or ‘snap out of it’. Once you get on the vicious circle of depression it can be difficult to break ingrained behaviours and unhelpful thoughts caused by depression and you may need a helping hand.
I can assure you, from experience, that you CAN be happy again. This uncomfortable and painful feeling can go away. I can help you understand where these feelings are coming from and teach you techniques that will allow you to see situations from a better, more positive point of view.
This, in turn, will allow you to change unhelpful behaviours resulting in positive changes in your life, work and relationships. I know it can be difficult to even contemplate things changing when you are in the midst of despair. However, once you start to contemplate life as the seasons, you will realise that after a long winter there is always the spring that brings the sunshine and renewed life.
If you are ready to come out of your long winter and see the possibilities that spring can bring, please get in touch today. I am here to help you.