Dealing with Depression and Anxiety, becoming a stronger, better self

Some of you may know me by now and possibly read my previous post regarding depression and anxiety, which explained how I went through a hard time with work. And built up a lot of anxiety with myself and felt as though I wasn’t a good enough developer.

Well, I wanted to update you on my progress as this year I was made redundant once again. And it was for the same reason. The company was in a struggle to find funding and therefore had to make some cuts.

Worried about slipping again

My family were worried that I would slip again. And get the same level of depression and anxiety which I previously had and had worked so hard to alleviate.

However, things felt different. Yes, I did get some level of depression and anxiety, but nowhere near my previous conditions. The things I did in the past to overcome my levels last time were used again this time around and really helped me stay focused.

Basically, I went through the HackerRank website to help keep my development skills up. And at the same time, keep my confidence levels up to a point where I didn’t feel helpless and rubbish at my job.

Also, I talked a lot more openly about my job loss and how I was feeling. Sometimes there were still some roadblocks. However, they weren’t nearly as bad, and I felt more positive about myself and my situation.

My family also gave me a lot more help and understood things a lot better.

My biggest advice is always to find something which can boost your self-confidence. Whether it’s programming, exercising or even just talking to friends and family or even a specialist. Keep telling yourself that the reason you’re in this situation is not your fault. And that you can find something better.

I hope people find this just as encouraging as my last post and remember to always talk about your problems. Hey, if you need someone with a similar experience, I’m always here through email, Twitter or even Facebook. Always keep smiling.

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