You’ve become burdened by the emotional and mental toll of your sex addiction. The lies, sneaking around, and sexual health risks have buried you in shame and regret. You feel like a slave to your addiction, but feel that recovery is out-of-reach. What’s worse is the fear of being consumed by the despair, isolation, and [...]
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There are many effective ways to combat depression. You have probably tried the obvious solutions yourself. Sometimes, it takes unusual methods of depression treatment to manage the condition. It's almost as if you have to catch depression by surprise, just like it can catch you by surprise.
The physical act of withdrawal is difficult, uncomfortable, and can feel incredibly painful. Your body is finally relinquishing its need for a substance that it’s depended on for a substantial amount of time. You may be thinking that after the withdrawal process, your recovery will be easier; physically you may be right, but you need to prepare for the emotional next steps.
There is nothing wrong with setting and meeting goals. In fact, it’s great to push yourself to achieve the things you want in life. However, over achievement is a problem if it’s driven by anxiety.
The inner critic is that voice inside that puts you down. People with depression have an especially persistent inner critic. It’s a vicious cycle. The inner critic deepens depression. Then depression makes it easier for the inner critic to pipe up.
By knowing the signs, people who are at risk of addiction can make better life choices. They should take measures be aware of their family history and note known members who struggle with substance abuse or other addictive activities.
You may be upset, worried, frightened, and even a little angry at your loved one’s depression right now. Just try to remember that it is the mental illness that engenders so much emotion.
Relapsing is tough to accept when it happens. Your hard work feels wiped away when you fall back into step with an old addictive habit. But, hold on, don't give up on yourself. Though it's more serious than a one-time slip-up, you've not failed in your endeavor for sobriety. And all is certainly not lost.
Is your body trying to tell you that it’s rundown? Begging you to swap that afternoon coffee for a nap? Are you reaching for the snooze button over and over again every morning? When we’re exhausted, either physically, mentally, or emotionally, our bodies have many ways of letting us know.
There’s very little in life that we have ultimate control over. The inner workings of our minds and the formulation of our own thoughts, however, should be amongst them. Those who suffer from intrusive thoughts know that this is unfortunately not always the case.