DON’T EVER FEEL SORRY FOR YOURSELF: Put your shit together and TAKE ACTIONS, DON’T DO THE SAME THINGS OVER AND OVER AGAIN IF THEY DON’T WORK. Do you want to stay in bed because you’re depressed and tired? What good do you get from staying there? Unnecessary sleep? More tiredness? Wasting valuable time where you could be productive and even help others? Get out of there, embrace your good and bad emotions, face your demons and overcome them! Funny because yesterday I saw this picture on the internet and just made me understand even better what I’ve been living my whole life. I got stuck on stage 3, letting my past and traumas define my present until I decided to face, forgive and let it go. Wasn’t easy but hey, good friends and people are always around. I think sometimes you are just to blind with anger and sadness to actually appreciate them. " What you deny submits you and what you accept transforms you." Carl Jung
DON’T BLAME OTHER PEOPLE for your even worse decisions: It’s horrible when something traumatic happens but I think it’s even worse when you don’t take responsability for your actions. Don’t be a victim: GROW UP! You can decide if you want to spend a week in a bed or you can make a really big effort and take steps. Don’t you feel like going out? Do it! You don’t know if you’re going to learn something or someone new. Hey, maybe you even enjoy the change of environment. Feel tired? Do some exercises. Maybe your body is used to being lazy, maybe your body needs to recharge batteries moving the muscles. Staying still is not going to make you go anywhere pal. Go to a mountain, hike, ride a bicycle, breathe fresh air and appreciate life instead of feeling sorry for your past or current situations.
DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT NOW! And this advice comes from a person who has been struggling with depression for 25 and a half years of existence. Believe me, I’ve been there. Have you always wanted to go to a volcano? A restaurant? A city? A country? Learn how to play piano, guitar? Go to a concert? Play sports? Learn a new language? Live abroad? Travel the world? If you’re not in the place you want to be, doing the things you want to do and love, you need to start making brand new decisions TODAY and study the ones who are where you want to be.
STOP MAKING EXCUSES: I have problems, I don’t have money, I’m sad, I’m tired, I don’t feel like it, I’m not in shape, I don’t have a good physical condition, I’m too old, I’m too young, I don’t have experience and my favorite I can’t, it’s impossible. The list is infinite and I’m sure you’ve repeated some of this phrases over and over. Well, shut up, BELIEVE YOU CAN DO IT AND AGAIN: TAKE ACTIONS, MAKE CHANGES, LEARN FROM MISTAKES, STOP DOING THE SAME THINGS.