I want to report that I am doing much better these days having started practicing meditation and now yoga, regular walking, and taking certain supplements. I realize this won't work for everyone; but I say... give it a shot, and have patience.
I can recall little over a year ago how my ocd and anxiety and depression crippled me. It was an eye-opening experience in that it really took my life in a whole new direction. I know what it feels like to feel completely isolated from everyone and the world, even though I was right in the middle of my hectic life. I wouldn't wish the despair on anyone. As a matter of fact, after practicing meditation, I only wish hope and freedom and presence to everyone.
Walking has helped me to stay grounded and in touch with nature. Getting out under the sun and hitting the pavement or trail has a very calming effect. Give it time and it will help.
Supplements have helped balance my inner deficiencies and excesses. I am taking Holy Basil, Turmeric/Curcumin, Chamomile, and Ashwagandha. Amazing nutrients. Watch some videos on the correlation between anxiety and depression and these herbs and roots. Again, give it time and it will help.
Quitting caffeine, albeit hard, was the best thing I did health wise. You'll have the best sleep ever after quitting caffeine. Sure I miss the energy coffee would give me, so I was pleased to know that Ashwagandha gives you energy, and it won't make you crash.
Meditation and Yoga have been outstanding. Just taking time to slow down and bring your attention back to the present and out of your mind will transform your life forever. I feel confident to tell all of you this because I have experienced it. Please look up these people on the internet and youtube:
'Thich Nhat Hanh'
Excellent teachers. Do yourself a favor and listen and get your life back. It is possible. But give it time.
Last but not least, disconnect from all the negative news and negative people. Turn off Facebook and Instagram and Twitter. Step outside, breathe, focus on the here and now. Nothing will happen overnight, but just like everything else in life, practice makes perfect. There is a better life out there, and it's in your reach.
Reach for it!