Monday, April 18, 2011

Paralysis of the Spirit

Deep depression and high anxiety can feel like paralysis of the spirit. When you're deeply depressed you don't want to go anywhere, do anything, feel hopeless, and you can feel numb to even the things that normally give you great joy. When you are feeling highly anxious, you can feel emotinally off balance, afraid, and small things become seemingly huge and insurmountable problems that you feel are all stacked up in a way that sweeps over you like a tsunami.

Sometimes you can shake it off and sometimes you can't. When you can't it's time to call upon people who love you and inspire you. If that's not possible, or not working, perhaps it's time for a psychotherapist to help you navigate your way back out of the dark. Don't let depression and anxiety shroud you like a wet blanket because they have a way of gaining momentum and pulling you into a downward spiral. No matter what troubles you, there is a pathway back to feeling better. Reach out for a helping hand.