A debt is a burden; nothing more, nothing less. Getting out of debt can be one of the most difficult undertakings in your life but it needs to be done. Why do you have to get out of debt? The first reason is to provide yourself with the peace that a zero debt balance can give you.
Nothing compares to the feeling of freedom of having not to fear who is on the other line of random calls throughout the day. It simply feels good not owing money to anyone without any creditor chasing after you.
Getting out of debt is a long term activity. It demands commitment and persistence. It would take a lot of time and effort to succeed.
The first thing you need to do is to ditch your credit cards or at least cut up most of them and leave one that you have not yet maxed out and is not giving you interest issues. This will arrest the debt issue to its very root.