How do I go from feeling worthless to worthwhile?
May 9, 2011 2:31 PM Subscribe
How does one go from feeling worthless to feeling worthwhile?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (22 answers total) 55 users marked this as a favorite
I've been struggling with depression for a long time now, and recent life events (break up) have put me deeper down the hole. I manage to hold a job and work on a 2nd Master's degree, but other than that, I'm a wreck. I've tried every antidepressant under the sun including SSRIs, SNRIs, and tricyclics. Nothing has changed a thing.
And so my therapist says I'm going about it the wrong way. That I have to do things to take care of myself in order to feel worthwhile and valuable, and that i can't wait around for the feeling of worthwhile to strike me before starting to do those good things for myself.
So how does one do that when you feel like misery? These are basic things like eat, exercise, hang out with friends, find joy in life, and not continue to berate myself incessantly on a daily basis (emotionally abusive father, apparently I've internalized that voice). Yay! So, anyone, please, how did you do it and did it stick? Thanks.