They say that tough situations provide us with a great growth opportunity. I was never a believer of this phrase until I faced it myself. I have always considered myself more of an extrovert. Like most people, I had to move away from my family for work. In spite of being away from my family, I tried to fill my life with joy by participating in multiple activities and hanging out with many of my dear friends. I would take part in activities like salsa, gym, badminton, and board games to spend my time.
There were certain days where I felt generally sad for no reason at all, which was out of character for me. I just couldn’t pinpoint why I was feeling so down. At the time, I thought my feelings were not bad enough, therefore, I didn’t care, pay much attention to them, or seek help. Then, after a couple of heartbreaks within a span of two months, I hit my lowest point. I started feeling anxious for no reason and slowly I started to lose sleep. This was affecting my day-to-day life and I was also witnessing a sharp pain in my chest. I started feeling tired all the time. This lasted for about four months and at that time, I didn’t know when or if these feelings would ever end. I honestly didn’t know why this was happening to me and I really wanted to change this situation and feel like myself again.