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6 Things to Remember When You Feel Like Your Life Is Over

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– [Narrator] According to statistics, only a small percentage ofnyou who watch our videos are actually subscribed. So if you haven’t and at the end of the videonyou enjoy what you see, do consider subscribing. It would help a lotnwith YouTube’s algorithm and promoting more of ournmental health content. Thanks for being here. Hey, Psych2Go family. Welcome back to our channel. Do you ever feel lost? Maybe you can’t help, but feel the loomingnpresence of depression, riding on your shoulder. Besides your struggles and resistance, dark thoughts find a way into your mind, changing how you perceivenlife and ultimately yourself. Have you ever had thoughts like, “I’m no one. I’m nothing, I’m alone. My life is over.” While it may sound cliche, your life is not over and there’s something in it worth living. We can get lost in our heads, feeding ourselves darknthoughts and cruel insults. Don’t give up hope just yet. We can rewrite thesenthoughts and our future. To help you take a step back and remember what it is innlife that is worth living, we’ve made this video just for you. Here are six things to remember when you feel like your life is over. Number one, remembernlife isn’t always happy. Not all the time. We can often get lost in thenidea that we must be happy. We look at others andnidealize their lives. We look to our neighbors. Their house is so big. They have so much. And we look at our peers. They’re so far ahead. They have so many friends. They must be happy. And while we can livenseemingly happy lives, most of our lives arenspent living in neutral. We aren’t meant to be living in a constant static state of joy. For if we were constantly happy, there would be no happiness. Happiness would justnbecome normal, mundane. It’s something that we’re used to. It is true people cannlive their lives happy and not realize it until it’s gone. We, as humans are made to generally look at the negative side of things. We’re simply designed that way. In psychology, it’s generally accepted that the human brainnhas a negativity bias. Studies of the brain activity have shown that the brain responds more actively to images that are negativenthan positive or neutral ones. The general idea is thatnour brains have evolved as if to protect us from danger. As evolving humans, we needed to focus on thendangers that could harm us rather than the positive ones in our life, in order to survive. So when you find yourself feeling unhappy, constantly comparing your life to others, ruminating over worries,nbringing yourself down, don’t feel discouraged because you believe you should be the life of the party. Acknowledge that thesennegative thoughts are normal. Be an observer of your life. Know your limits and knownthere’s no such thing as always being happy. Happiness is a moment,na passing one at that. For if it stayed any longer, we would forget that wenwere even happy at all. That feeling would simply become neutral then we wouldn’t be able to appreciate it. Number two, everythingnin life is sure to pass. While it may seem like thisnfeeling may never go away, you must acknowledge that there are othernfeelings to experience. They are out there, wenjust have to find them. Perhaps you just lost a beloved job, or maybe you’re mourningnthe loss of a loved one. You may even be sufferingnfrom a mental illness. While it may seem like thenpain from these experiences is unrelenting, no matternhow much you fight it, life is always changing. We are always growing as humans and events and circumstancesncan and will change. All things pass with due time. And hope is out there. If it’s a week, a day, annhour, a minute that you need, give your heart the time it needs to heal. That hour or that month, thatnyear, whatever, it may be, one day when you wake to the sun rising, you’re gonna feel better. Number three, acknowledgenthe good in your life. We all have so much to be grateful for, but we’re not alwaysngood at acknowledging it. Sometimes when our thoughtsnare so focused on the negative of a mistake we’ve madenor a task we failed, we can forget the positives. Now, it can be very hard to be someone who always looks to the bright side. Don’t expect that of yourself. Like I mentioned before, the human brain is biased towardsnnegativity, acknowledge that. But then just take a peek at what does make your life worth living. Make us sort of game out of it. If you have kind andnloving parents or friends, take a moment to feel gratitude. If you’ve achievednsomething great in the past, recognize it and truly give yourself a congratulatory pat, on the back. If you’ve overcome annimmense struggle, feel proud. Recognizing what is good in our lives can help us see thatnthey do outweigh the bad. If we give them the attentionnand love that they deserve, then we can see all the good that made our lives worth living, makes our lives worth living. Number four, write your own story. All of us can so caughtnup in our disappointments that we forget that we can change. Maybe you weren’t thenperson you set out to be. Though, first realize that maybe that isn’t such a bad thing. Do you have to be who you always imagined in order to live a fruitful, happy life? You can become someone else, anybody else, the possibilities are endless. I mean, you’ll still be you. Don’t expect to become the king of France. Odds aren’t really innyour favor for that one. But keep the essence of who you are and don’t feel that you have to change, but do know that we all make mistakes and we can always learn from them. With enough practice,nhabits can be forged. Skills can be learned and you can be the bestnversion of yourself. Change is possible, we just have to keep pursuing it. Number five, your mind can lie and knows best how to convince you. We are truly our own worst enemies. Our minds can lie to us. We tell ourselves harshnthings and cruel criticisms. We ruminate on what goes wrong in our life over what has gone right. We are the best at lying to ourselves. Maybe you felt it, the harsh words andncriticisms stinging you. They find a way deep into your heart prying at your insecurities. As if screaming in an unrelenting voice that you find is your own. You may think you’re worthless. That you’ve surely failed. That you’ll never get better. But these are lies. And we can look atnothers with unbiased eyes and realize they’re judgingnthemselves far too harshly. So maybe we should try tondo the same for ourselves. Recognize whateverncircumstances you’re in. Whatever has happened to you it’s not a reflection of your self-worth. You’re not set in stone. We can change. We can grow. And our self criticismsnare often too harsh. Quite frankly, you’ve been a bit of a liar and I’m calling you out. Number six, there is, orncan be someone out there who loves you. Some of us are blind to thenoverwhelming amount of support that there is for us. We simply need to givenothers a chance and open up. There’s someone out there who loves you. Maybe in this moment ofnyour life, you feel alone, but to feel alone isnnot a reason to give up. Many survivors of suicide have often regrettedntheir suicide attempts as soon as they made them. And many have gone on tonbuild meaningful lives and loving relationships. While it can feel like you’ve been waiting or trying forever to findnsomeone who understands you and loves you, don’t give up. They could be right around the corner. You could one day findnsomeone to build a life with a partner, a friend, a family. A passion can even becomenthe love of your life. And if given enough love from yourself, one of your best allies andnfriends can even be you. It should be you. And try to give you the love,nthe best of friends deserves. If you don’t give up and instead give your life thenfighting chance, it deserves, you can nurture the bright thought that your life is life worth living. And soon you’ll find yourself thinking. – I am someone. I am me. I can be anything, anyone I want to be. I’m not alone. For every, I, there can be a we. My life is not over, forntomorrow can be my new beginning if I makes it so. If I can, it could be. (Psy giggles) I’m a poet and I didn’t even know it. – [Narrator] Very nice Psy. So, did any of these reminders help you? If so, which resonated with you the most? Share with us, yournexperiences in the comments. And know that you’re not alone. And if these feelings persist, consider seeking help from anmental health professional, they do care for you and so do we. With a bit of support, you could soon be on your waynto feeling just a bit happier. Although, not 24/7, that’s highly unlikely andnquite frankly, impossible. At least according to psychology and practically every human mind. If you found this video helpful, don’t forget to click the like button and share this video withnsomeone who might need it. Sharing this video couldnbe giving them the support they so desperately need and deserve. Subscribe to Psych2Go and hitnthe notification bell icon for more content like this. And as always, Psy you wanna say it? – Okay (clears throat)nthank you for watching. (gentle music)


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