Life is overwhelming at times. Sometimes, you feel like you're drowning—like you're running out of air and can't get a breath.
The cause could be anything from failure or disappointment to an abusive partner or parent.
It may be the ghosts of your past: your upbringing, your past emotional wounds, or a damaged view of yourself.
One event triggers another, which triggers another, which creates tidal waves of discontentment and anxiety washing over you. You're trying to stay afloat, but these internal waves of hopelessness are trying to sink you. Each wave is stronger and more insistent, pushing you deep into the violent tow of the ocean.
Don't let feelings of helplessness and hopelessness overwhelm you. Here's how to find your footing in the midst of the storm.