"Why do we fall, sir? So that we might learn to pick ourselves up."
December 29, 2012 8:02 AM Subscribe
Need some tips and pointers, such as those based on personal stories and experiences, regarding getting out of a deep, deep hole of endless darkness and hopelessness when the universe seems to be hell bent on bringing you down to your knees...
posted by xm to Grab Bag (10 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I lost a parent a few weeks ago. I am going to lose a partner I absolutely love soon (break-up from their side, not death). My work is not going well at all and will likely affect my chances of getting a better position than I am in now, if I manage to get one in the first place. I will likely re-locate to a new area in less than a year and will lose the little comfort I find in familiarity of the current city and people. Normally I would be thrilled at such a prospect of relocation but I find myself exhausted and completely broken down lately. So, I have a few challenges lined up to deal with. My imagination at thinking negative thoughts has become remarkably creative since I lost my parent. I am very aware of the intensity of these negative thoughts and how they can exacerbate my already precarious position but I don't want to be foolishly optimistic. All I want to do is help myself get up and basically survive through the next year...heck, not just survive but thrive, if thats even possible.
Did you ever face seemingly insurmountable odds and were able to pull yourself up and out on your own? How does one do that? How to get up and start walking again when you are presented with the next challenge before you deal with the first? If you have personally gone through such a phase, what worked for you might help me get through this phase?
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