Instead of concentrating on why we can’t do a thing, we would be wise to change our “Yes, but…” attitude to a more positive one. Saying “yes” means I really do want to change my life for the better.
Depression may make your perceptions more accurate, but it biases you toward inaction and wallowing. Only by continually moving and growing do we become who we are supposed to be. Life is about play and learning, interacting with other sparks of the divine and expressing love. We drag negativity into it because we don’t know any better.
In addiction, I feel like an unstoppable bad-ass, but in recovery I have to deal with that I’m more akin to a night blooming jasmine flower that goes into a health crisis at the slightest provocation. It’s those small steps that move me toward getting healthy, though, so I focus on those. Just a little meditation and exercise each day mean so much to my body and mind. Feed the positive. 🙂