By far, biggest problem I have over come is depression.
I’m very fortunate to have very loving family who provided me with all the luxuries like home, gadgets, good food etc. I love home cook food and was very comfortable staying at home.
I moved out of home after I got my first job in Mumbai. It was all like a dream, moving to Mumbai, new friends, freedom etc. I started feeling uneasy and heavy in first few days. Initially it all felt like homesickness, except it didn’t go away with time.
I started sleeping for long 14 or 15 hours. I started hating myself. None of the fun things I did made me happy. I became short tempered and irritable which I later realised was because of depression.
There is no simple answer on how to get out of depression. I believe it requires self-awareness and willpower. I picked up healthy habits like diet and exercising. Take example of days you do not want to get out of bed. I forced myself to get out and exercise. I started cooking and cut down alcohol, sugar and processed foods. It wasn’t easy as it sounds as sometimes I stop exercising and start eating junk food again. Sometimes I think nothing is going to change, so I have to get through that and start all over again.
I don’t think depression can be completely removed from my life. However, I have developed strong system to fight depression and anxiety and keep moving forward in life. ( T A PAI Management Institute )