Perfectionism can be a dangerous thing. We use it against ourselves to “prove” that we are not good enough. But there are plenty of reasons why you don’t need to be perfect. Here are just a few: – No one … Continue reading Why You Don’t Need to Be Perfect
Depression reverberates around the room, and I wonder if it is real, or just an echo of last night’s suffering. The depression returns and repeats, like the pressing down of a single key on a piano. Again. And again. And … Continue reading Depression on Repeat
Things you have told yourself: There are so many things wrong with you, I don’t even know where to begin. You are stupid, ugly, and fat. I can’t even stand to look at you. I’m sure no one else can, … Continue reading Things You Would Never Say (To Someone Else)
“Do one thing today that your depression doesn’t want you to do.” The advice is a constant refrain in your head as you lie, with your eyes closed, under the covers. The dirty dishes are in the sink; the laundry … Continue reading If You Do Only One Thing Today
I haven’t really posted anything positive or uplifting on the blog yet, but I’d like to do that from time to time. While writing about how bad I feel can be therapeutic, writing about a positive mindset is a welcome relief—even if I don’t believe it at the time and have to “fake it till I make it.”
Most of the time, people don’t know what to say to you when you’re depressed. Often, they say the absolutely wrong thing, and make you feel worse. But sometimes, they present you with a more hopeful point of view. You just have to be open to receiving it.