A unique app that helps with depression

The start of the week is the worst when you are struggling with depression, especially during the pandemic, under another lockdown.

Spending time alone, at home, with crusted Chinese takeout containers on the table, binging on a Netflix show or mindlessly scrolling through social media…

All the while sensing the crushing loneliness and depression looming in the back of your mind.

A million self-help apps promise to help. Some do, for some people.

Wuju uses a completely different approach than anything on the market.

It’s not mindfulness, it’s not CBT, it’s not breathing exercises.

It might be the one for you.

Welcome to Wuju

I struggled with depression for 15 years and tried every medication, meditation technique and self help book I could find. Eventually I developed a system that works and most of the time can get me out of my funk in a few minutes.

I still have bouts of depression, but they are nowhere as devastating as they used to be. And they usually don’t stick around for more than an hour or two.

Wuju helped me. It still does, every day.

It could help you.

Lift your mental fog

Most people feel a kind of mental fog when they are depressed. You can’t focus, can’t think straight, maybe even can’t read or follow the plot of a movie. Your mind feels like cotton floating in tar.

Wuju can help with that.

I used to wake up every morning feeling tired, wired and foggy. These days I just start my day with Wuju and can get out of bed quickly – surprisingly clear and ready for the day.


Pierce your sense of worthlessness

Feeling worthless is one the worst things about depression. You’re depressed because you’re feeling worthless and then you’re worthless because you’re depressed. It’s an endless downward spiral.

Wuju can help with that.

This sense of failure, of inadequacy, of worthlessness, it used to happen to me all the time, you know? I didn’t believe at first that Wuju could help, it felt so real to me. But it does, it really does. One moment it’s there, and then poof – the worthlessness is gone and I feel myself again!


Free yourself from crippling fear of failure

Depression makes every challenge seem impossible. The fear of failure becomes so overwhelming that you freeze, unable to move. Instead, you keep thinking about it in never ending loops, digging yourself deeper and deeper into it.

Wuju can help with that.

I’ve been struggling with anxiety for a long time but now when I’m having some fear of failure, I reach for Wuju. And it just clears it all out, and it brings me back to my center and it brings back some focus and courage and I’m like, “OK now I can move forward.”


No need for discipline or daily habits

Sticking to positive habits is very hard when you’re struggling with depression. Using discipline to push yourself is even harder. Any app or technique that requires willpower typically fails really quickly.

Wuju doesn’t require discipline.

Wuju is quite different. It’s weird, every other app pummels you with reminders, incentives, and all sorts of bells and whistles to get you to stick with it. Wuju does no such thing. The first week I hardly used it, then week 2 I used it a couple of times. Now, over a month later, the habit is happening naturally, organically.


Lift the fog in 3 minutes

Who am I?

My name is Eli Finer (@finereli on Twitter).

I was diagnosed with depression about 15 years ago. I tried therapy (mostly ineffective), medication (nasty side effects), meditation (too slow) and every self help book I could lay my hands on (most are full of advice I couldn’t readily follow).

Slowly, over the years, I developed the Wuju method that allowed me to continue working, enjoy life and be there for my family while still occasionally experiencing depression.

I live with my wife and two kids in beautiful Nelson, BC, Canada.