Sometimes very basic words are all you need to make it through the day. When I was in the thick of my depression, I would repeat to myself, “It is going to be okay” over and over.
Focus on the good, especially during life’s tough times. Be gentle with yourself and start by recognizing the small things that are good in your life – like your morning coffee/tea, a pretty flower, a moment with a friend. Shifting your attention to the good things may not make your challenges go away, but it … Read moreFocus on the good
When you’re depressed, it takes a lot of work to shift your mind away from negative thinking. Once you start feeling good, don’t make the mistake of stopping those efforts.
It’s not always easy to see the good. When things are going wrong and life gets tough, of course that’s what you will notice and feel. But if you can get yourself to find just one good thing a day, it will shift your focus, if even for a moment. The more good things you … Read moreTo feel good, you must be able to see good
Ever thought to yourself, once I get that amazing job/house/boyfriend etc. then I’ll be happy? What if I told you that the secret to finding that elusive happiness is actually to stop chasing it.
It’s inevitable – life is going to hit you with some tough blows, struggles, sadness. That’s life. But there will also be moments of joy. At some point during my therapy, I realized how important it is to really SAVOR the laughter.
Take just a few minutes to answer these 3 questions every day. It will help you feel good about yourself and your life. I like to write my answers in a journal. It is one of the best exercises I’ve found to train my brain to be positive. Let me know how it works for … Read more3 questions to answer every day
Ever have times when life throws you one punch after another… after another? You feel so overwhelmed that you don’t know how much more you can take.