This is me. Thanks, Chuck.
It’s hard not to focus on the goal when all you are trying to do is climb out of a dark hole, but focusing on that goal and an ideal state can also be a recipe for crazy making. It’s a fine line of striving for improvement, while also being present to the journey, the moment, and not missing out on life because you are stressed about the place you think you should be, that goal. A vicious catch 22 of depression.