Category: depression

Maybe you’re a lot more wonderful, beautiful and special than you ever give yourself credit for.

1. Try to remove a few things from your schedule so you have more time to relax and chill.

2. Write down your feelings on a piece of paper, then rip it into pieces or set fire to the paper.

3. Express how you feel in a creative way such as painting a picture or writing a song.

4. Listen to your favorite music – but make sure it’s something that helps you to relax. Listening to sad songs can have the opposite effect.

5. Cut back on junk food, stimulants and alcohol.

6. Go easy on yourself. Don’t be harsh and unforgiving. Instead, notice small improvements and think of things to praise.

7. Make an effort with your appearance – as looking good can really change the way we feel.

8. Actively search out things to make you smile – see a funny movie or talk to a friend who is almost guaranteed to make you laugh or smile.

9. Do something special, and treat yourself well. For example, go out for a meal, book some tickets for a show, do something with friends or splash out on new clothes.

10. Be generous to others – share your money or your time, pay others compliments or try to make them smile!

But that’s the thing about letting someone open you up and play with your heart … they never sew you back up afterwards.

1. Shower, brush your teeth and put on clean clothes

2. Eat regularly; include some fruit and veg in your diet

3. Get out of the house at some point in the day

4. Get at least 20 minutes of exercise

5. Listen to some comforting or meaningful music

6. Talk to at least one other person

7. Think about 3 things that could make life worth living

8. Write down 3 things you are grateful for.

Stop being tormented by everyone else’s reaction to you.

1. Set aside some time to think through why you feel you’re not good enough, or don’t deserve to be loved. Then actively counter each of those reasons. This is a really crucial step for you to take.

2. Make a list of at least 10 of your positive traits and strengths. Each day, add at least 2 more items to your list.

3. Commit to only saying positive and affirming things about yourself – your face, your body, your personality, your abilities, and so on.

4. Each day, tell your body how much you appreciate it.

5. Hold your head high, smile, look people in the eye, and always speak slowly, and with confidence.

6. Have the courage to list and face some of the worst mistakes you’ve made, or some of the challenges you’ve found hard to overcome. Then, gently admit to yourself that you are not perfect. In fact, none of us is perfect, and we all start from different places in life. What has been hard for you may have been easy for someone else. Choose to not be so hard on yourself – forgive yourself for EVERYTHING and then just let it go!

7. Go through your closet and experiment with your clothes until you find something that you feel really good in. Choose to wear that – and to buy other outfits that make you feel good about yourself and your appearance. Get rid of clothes that lower your self-confidence or self-esteem.

8. Learn to listen to your body and mind, and treat what they are saying with kindness and respect. If you are tired, rest. If you are feeling worn down or emotionally drained, then withdraw and do something that will help to build you up.

9. Do something nice for yourself each day. Buy yourself some flowers, some new clothes, some music … or go for a jog, get your hair or nails done …. Whatever makes you feel pampered and special and loved.

10. Give yourself permission to say no to the things that make you unhappy, or that your energy.

Memories are what warm you up from the inside. But they’re also what tear you apart.

I lost myself trying to please everyone else. Now I’m losing everyone while I’m finding myself.

People need to be encouraged. People need to be reminded of how wonderful they are. People need to be believed in – told that they are brave and smart and capable of accomplishing all the dreams they dream, and more. Remind each other of this.

It’s OK to not be OK. Just don’t give up.