Hello, I am new here and I've been on a long journey to find answers to this question: will I ever beat anxiety and depression? I've been told time and time again (I realize it myself) that I am highly self-aware and know which areas I need to improve upon. I just can't seem to connect what I'm trying to and endpoint. I always end up in the same predicament - feeling as if I'll always be like this. I want to beat this once and for all. I want to live a healthy and whole life. I want to take control of this. I've tried meditation, affirmations, sought out counselors and therapists. I write as much as I can to get things off of my chest, but sometimes I'm so overwhelmed that I can't bring myself to pull out my laptop! I've never had a substantial relationship in my entire life. I've ruined nearly every personal relationship in my life just about and I'm just tired of this. I look online for help and most places just want to make a quick buck. In short, what can I do that's practical and something that makes the goal of leading an exceptional life more attainable?