Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Joseph Scumsworth, Nov 6, 2006.
Keeping you up at night... What keeps you ticking?
The knowledge that things will get better.
What's bothering you?
Same. Except for me it's a little bit of hope and knowledge at the same time.
This is the sole consolation that I keep in mind when things get real tough for me! Somehow at times it doesnt even work!
Exactly what kept me going when things seemed hopeless.
Meaning...you are about to be incarcerated and you're experiencing anxiety about it?
More or less the potential for it and the duration. Some shit along the lines of that.
time heals all things
Time will heal all things; however, it takes time to realize that. Dont rush the healing, take your time.
things always get better. sometimes they get worse before they get better, but they do. sometimes sanity is not acting on your first impulse. everyone has felt, for example, suicidal at some point, and are glad later that they didnt act on it.
Things are never hopeless. Sometimes we are just too hard on our selves.
Perhaps a little unorthodox but considering I'm an atheist, I just think about death and how absolute it is and in front of that everything else seems miniscule. Not exactly hope inspiring but life has never been that for me, in any case it just helps to put things in perspective.
Been there, done that.
Hell, my boss even gave me some quote "Don't take life so seriously, it's only temporary."
But I still wouldn't mind being able to press on and pick up the pieces though. Perhaps have a chance to enjoy the ride of life a little though.
Far from that bullshit. I just seem to have a hard time living in mediocrity. Life seems to be feast or famine for me and I'm a lazy fucker so...
Hey man... I know what your going through... if it makes you feel any better... I was looking at life for a crime I didn't commit. I spent 3 days in jail and then another month before they dropped it after finding more evidence. The only thing I could think about during that time was the thought of spending the rest of my life in prison... I would walk around and look at everything and it would bring me back to thinking "these are my last few months and I might never see this stuff again." I slid into a major depression... and after almost a year I still feel depressed even though it's over. I started spending a lot of time with my family, and doing things that I love... and also hoping that things would turn out okay. I think surrounding yourself with people that you love and that love you is the only way to really get through it without it getting really bad. I hope everything turns out alright.
usually when i get to that point i feel i am nearing rock bottom... and imo you can also drop so far before eventually, you have to come up right?
a person can only dig a hole for so long before they bounce back up.
What helps me is knowing that one day I can look back on that very moment.
For example, I was in a long-term treatment center a little over a year ago for three months. I journaled pretty much the whole time I was in there, and I often wrote notes to my "future self". Sounds silly, I know.
Things such as "You're so lucky to be out of this mess." and so on.
It comforted me knowing that one day, outside of the hospital, I would look at those exact words.
I still have the journal and whenever I read back over the times I felt impatient to get out, it feels like such a long time ago.
The impatience and anxiety I felt back then seems so minuscule now that it's all over.
And as others have stated, time does help.
It's good to remember that time is always moving and changing.