I think the main reason kids who are in highschool commit suicide is because they feel like their lives will never change.
Whatever horrible situation they are in they think it will last forever and their whole life is ruined.
But if you are 25 years old or older, you realize that high school didn’t mean shit. Who you are at one point of your life is not who you will be 5-10 years from now.
If you are growing you will change a lot. You don’t notice the changes on a day to day basis because they are small.
It Takes A Long Time
Change takes time. Patience is huge here. I am 28 and I am just starting to improve my patience.
When I want a goal, I want everything right now! I get pumped up and after a few days I am exhausted and I crash.
Now I try to remind myself that this is a long process. It takes a long time to achieve a big goal (and you should definitely have goals).
I remind myself to relax in the moment and breathe. I tell myself that I know it will take a while and I am in it for the long haul.
If you are serious about your goal then you will be willing to wait as long as it takes for you to achieve it.
Slow Down and Breathe Life is Long
Breathing is huge! You don’t notice it but when you are stressed you start breathig shallow crappy breaths.
If you are not getting enough oxygen on a consistent basis, how do you expect your body/brain to function at a high level?
Whatever bad time you are going through will end. This doesn’t include terminal illnesses. I don’t have enough experience to talk about that.
I’m talking about: money problems, relationship problems, health issues (that are curable long term).
All of these things will pass. Your life might not be good for 1-5 years. It may take 2-5 years to fix your life.
It doesn’t matter if you don’t feel excited day to day. Just put one foot in front of the other foot until you get closer and closer to your goals.
And you will see improvement on the way. It’s not all going to suck.
If you are going through a tough time right now don’t freak out, be patient and take one step closer every day.