Drink water, meditate, do sports, make lists, positive visualisation, go to therapy. These might help me. But I sit here today, and can say confidently, that the greatest change in my self, spirit, life has come from working in recovery groups.
I had to humble myself, to ask for help, to admit that my way was not working, and that the costs might be death or a life of misery. I sat down, I listened, I identified, I followed the advice of others, and I began to trudge a long and difficult road, that will never end, but has shown me hope, and the potential for a happier, easier life.
If your life feels unmanageable, if you suffer from a feeling of being restless, irritable, and discontent, then perhaps you have a spiritual disease for which there is no cure, only a reprieve, contingent on a connection to a power greater than yourself.
If you are tired of living in fear, of the future, and regret of the past, perhaps you are willing to take certain steps.