Thursday, July 3, 2014
It can be pretty difficult to move on passed heartache of any kind. Emotional scars tend to run deep and each new one seems to reach further into the soul, making recovery harder and harder and harder. But recovery isn't impossible.
One thing I've learned though is that recovery will only happen if you want it to. Depression has a way of getting worse the longer you stay in it. The more you cry, the more you sit around doing nothing and the more you stay away from the world, the worse it gets. It just hurts more to sit there and think about why you're hurting.
People always say "get up, shake yourself off" to others in such situations and of course it's very annoying to the person who is hurting but I've learned that as cliché as that is, it's the only way to start the healing process.
Of course, there's more to healing than just forgetting your problems. As a matter of fact, you'll run into bigger issues if you just bury stuff away, but you can't dwell on them forever. You will only recover if you want to recover. YOU should be your own motivation. You must want your life to improve for it to happen. You must want to move on for it to happen. You must want change for it to happen.
My encouragement today for all us is to be your own motivation. Be determined to rise above, to move forward, to grow and to change.
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