21 Things I Remind Myself When I'm Feeling Depressed

It seems like the world grows more overwhelming by the minute, especially through the lens of depression. There are some people with depression who are recovering fine or have recovered. There are others who are still suffering, especially behind closed doors.
No matter where you are with depression, there’s no doubt that the feeling of it hitting you like a giant wave freezes you in place.Whether we have a mental illness or not, everyone one has those days where they feel like crap, nothing's going right, there are days were you just want to crawl into a hole and stay there. So i thought i'd share the things i like to remind myself when i'm feeling low.

1. Feelings like this won’t last forever. It is not permanent and you will get through this.
2. You are not alone.
3. Stop comparing yourself to others around you and focus on yourself.
4. You are worth it, and you deserve all of the happiness in the world.
5. Depression doesn’t make you weak.
6. You are not a burden.
7. Bad days are normal.
8. You are strong. You’re overcoming one of the hardest battles ever.
9. Even though at the time you think it’s a good idea, staying in bed all day is not good for you.
10. Depression doesn’t make you any less of a person.
11. Make a nice cup of tea, take a bath, light a candle, stick on your favourite album/playlist and relax
12. Stop dwelling on the past. Focus on the present and look forward to what is to come in the future.
13. Smile more, you are beautiful when you are happy.
14. It doesn’t mean that you are rubbish at everything you do (but it does make it all a struggle)
15. Keep in mind that you’re not a failure, you’ve just fallen.
16. It’s comforting to know that there people out there like yourself who are struggling with this crazy roller coaster
17. Don't be embarrassed to open up about how you feel or asking for help
18. Be patient and compassionate with yourself, release perfectionist standards, remind yourself of all your wonderful qualities and talents, and give yourself praise and encouragement.
19. I am a work a progress, I'm still learning and I'm going to be better. Progress means more than perfection.
20. Depression does not define who you are.

No comments