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So I've had some trouble with self identity from quite some time. In the past 4 years I feel I've changed completely, bit by bit. Had innumerable emotional breakdowns, not sure if I can trust myself anymore. There have been more times than I can count, that I wish I could just stay away, in a place out of ANYBODY's reach. Its so hard to control my moods. I can't seem to trust myself, capability in tasks wise, and the slow but increasing failures have actually made me a failure in everyone's eyes, along with my own. I struggle to find my own world and rock, to hold on to. I have dreams, and I don't want to merely be swept away by such emotional turbulences so soon in life. I've set so many targets for myself. Please help.
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Ms. Sneha Bhat Bangalore | Counselling Psychologist
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Hey, You seem like a brilliant person who's in the process of putting together pieces of the puzzle called life. In this precious stage of identity exploration, you naturally would expect fare returns for all your efforts however you have been experiencing that world isn't so rational and many a times results take you for an unpleasant ride. However, let me remind you one thing. You have all these expectations & dreams from life, which wouldn't have been possible if life wouldn't have treated you well many a times. My dear, you are having an inner fight leading to plethora of emotions however aren't you looking at just one side of life and neglecting the other..?? As you are well aware, these days battles between people happen in court rooms however no battle is judged without the valid representation by both sides. Is the other side in you being represented honestly..?? Just the way doctor over here has suggested bring what has been & could be right also in whenever you are overcome by one side. You are eager to let the sunshine in however you need to open your doors & windows for it to enter. Please follow his suggestions and do not hesitate to take assistance from a psychologist if the identity crisis continues to bother you. You are awesome irrespective of the way situations are turning out. Take Care.
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Poornachandra Tejaswi S Bangalore | General Physician
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Hello. I think you should motivate yourself to face the daily challenges in your life both good and bad equally. Everyone has some problem in their life which each one of them overcomes by sharing their problems with their friends and family, by concentrating on the work they are involved I suggest you to do that. Every day when you wake before doing anything make a plan for that day from morning till you sleep what are the things you want to do, it doesn't matter if it happens or not just plan it. Atleast one of your planned things will definitely happen, try to appreciate as it happens. Do daily meditation and yoga without failing. Before sleeping every day try to remember one successful thing or one good thing that has happened in that entire day. Try to appreciate little victories in your life, however small that victory might appear to you and others it doesn't matter, try to appreciate it for example getting a bus on time, having a timely delicious meal, getting a unexpected help etc this things can give hope that their is lot more in your life to look forward.
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