Getting through the lows
I remembered this comic from the Facebook page "Incidental Comics", that resonated with me.
Being at such a low point, it is hard to reach out, when It feels like there's nothing anybody can do or say to get me out of this hole I'm in. But after withdrawing for a while, this felt like the right place to let this out.
I'm trying to find a solution to a problem only I can (and have to) solve, and it's making me feel stuck and question the very reason I'm here, pursuing a long-term goal on my own, while others working in the industry just get chunks of work to tick off every couple of days. I'm sure there are going to be better days, but I'm tired of this roller-coaster ride. I'm not asking to remain at a high, just not to fall into this pit over and over and over again.
But at times like this, it's a relief to see my current state so accurately expressed in a cartoon. Maybe my attempts and struggles to get out are counterproductive. Maybe all I have to do is roll up in a ball (mentally) and wait for it to pass.
What do you do to get through your lows, when affirmative or motivational talk seems too positive?