Once upon a time, I found myself struggling with suicidal thoughts that seemed to consume me. I felt hopeless and helpless, and I couldn’t see a way out of the darkness. I tried to push away the negative thoughts, but they only seemed to become more powerful.
As I struggled with suicidal thoughts, I found myself in a constant battle with my mind. It was as if the negativity had taken on a life of its own, and I couldn’t escape it. Every day, I woke up with a sense of dread and a feeling that nothing would ever get better.
I tried to push away the negative thoughts, to focus on the positive, but it seemed like the more I tried to ignore them, the more powerful they became. It was as if I was trapped in a never-ending cycle of negativity and hopelessness.
At times, the weight of these thoughts was almost too much to bear. I found myself withdrawing from friends and family, feeling like I didn’t want to burden them with my problems. It was a lonely and isolating experience, and it seemed like there was no escape from the darkness that consumed me.
Despite all of this, I knew that I couldn’t give up. I knew that I needed to keep fighting, even if it felt like there was no hope. It was during this time that I decided to seek help from a therapist. At first, it was difficult to open up about my struggles. It felt like a vulnerability that I wasn’t ready to face. But slowly but surely, I began to share my thoughts and feelings with my therapist. It was in these conversations that I began to see the root of my anxiety and suicidal thoughts.
Through therapy, I began to understand that the negative thoughts were not something that I could simply push away. Instead, I needed to confront them and find a way to overcome them. This is where the concept of goal setting came in.
I realized that my anxiety was caused by the gap between my ideal and real self. This gap existed because I was not motivated to engage in actions that were relevant to my goals and dreams. Thus, I felt like I wasn’t making progress towards my dream life, and this led to feelings of hopelessness and helplessness.
Initially, I thought that I needed to get rid of the negative thoughts before I could set goals. But my therapist helped me to see that setting goals could replace those negative thoughts and give me a sense of control over my life. I started setting daily goals and making plans to accomplish them, and I found that as I achieved these goals, my self-esteem began to increase.
I must acknowledge the fact that I was hesitant to embrace the idea of setting goals at first. It felt overwhelming and impossible. But as I began to set small, achievable goals for each day, I began to see progress. Each time I achieved a goal, it felt like a small victory. And over time, these victories began to add up, until I found myself moving towards my dream life in a way that I never thought possible.
The journey wasn’t easy, but it was worth it. Through therapy and goal setting, I was able to overcome the darkness that consumed me. I learned that even in the darkest of moments, there is always hope. All you have to do is keep fighting. One of the best ways to keep fighting is to engage in activities that support your goals even when you feel uncertain or discouraged.
Each day, I worked towards my bigger goals, and slowly but surely, I started to feel better. The more I accomplished, the more I felt like I was moving towards my dream life, and the less anxious I felt. I realized that setting and achieving goals was the key to overcoming my suicidal ideations.
It took courage to visit a therapist and learn these goal-setting techniques, but it was one of the best decisions I ever made. Now, I have the skills/tools to overcome my anxiety and keep my suicidal thoughts at bay. Goal setting has given me a sense of purpose and control, and it has allowed me to take charge of my life positively.