It’s been a while since my last post. I am a little disappointed in myself as I promised I’ll write as much as I can. Life sometimes have a way of making new plans for you and it’s easier to just go with the flow. I guess I won’t be too hard on myself though because subsequent to my last post I’ve found a job, then there was the holidays and all the new year drama. But I’m glad to be back and have some time to sit and write a little.
Today I just want to state my hopes and dreams for this year, and by no means is it a New Years resolution on anything but rather a stepping stone in my journey for happiness.
Firstly this year I want to start being brave and courageous. For too long I’ve let people scare me and push me around. I had a great experience on my vacation which really change me perspective on life. I was able to conquer some of my fears and it’s given me the will power to conquer all of them. Definitely I want to practice being assertive and not let people control me. I believe this is one of the most important things to consider when dealing with depression.
I want to be clear in the things that make me happy and bring me joy. After this is established I want to go out into the world and do them. Fear and self doubt has held me back a lot from doing the things I like, but I’ve realized I feel the happiest when I’m doing the things that make me happy. This may seem trivial but the reality is you can be happy by doing what makes you happy. For me some of these are going to the beach, cooking, diys and studying.
Next I want to get mentally and physically healthy. I have gain a few pounds over the years and I really want to lose it. I am not one to really obsess over my physical outlook however in my journey to be the best me I believe physical health is a step in the right direction. Also over the years I’ve developed some bad habits that affect me mentally. I think it’s important for me to formulate so positive habits and get rid of some of the bad. One such habit is late night waking and not getting the recommended hours of sleep. All studies have confirmed getting enough sleep helps improve mental health. I have begun practicing good sleep practices and have improved my sleep immensely. So if you are looking for a tip to get stronger mentally I definitely recommend getting proper sleep.
These are some of the many changes I want to make in my life. I understand though everything cant be done all at once. And as they say Rome was not built in one day. And so too I understand this is a journey and not a task. This way I’m almost certain to not give up as I take one day at a time. I’m not going to lie and say it’s been easy or I have not felt depressed recently. But I have so much hope and positivity that I know it’s only going to get better.
If anyone out there feels depressed or can relate to how I feel then I hope you read this post and see that is some hope yet for us. Things do get better by doing small attainable changes to your life but most importantly you must never give up. I am not a trained physiatrist but if you are lost and then my opinions above are a good place to start. Just to summarize they are :
1) stand up for yourself.
2) write down what makes you happy and then go do it.
3) get physically and mentally healthy.
Hope this can add some value to you and know that you are not alone. Thank you for reading my post and a special thanks to all the people who like and comment on my post. Until next time live live happy.