I feel like crap. The world is a horrible place. I can’t stand people and they don’t like me, which is fine because that’s how I like it.
You don’t have to suffer from chronic depression and anxiety to feel like this. At some point we all go through these types of days.
Here’s what I want you to draw from them:
1: They Don’t Last
These horrible days / feelings are temporary.
The great thing about us humans is our resilience. If you break a bone, your body goes through a miraculous healing process. Your mind can do the same when you’re dealing with negative thoughts, or going through a tough time.
You’ll move through the negativity - tomorrow is a new day.
2: They Don’t Define You
These rockbottom days don’t define you as a person. Don’t judge yourself or your actions on them.
Wanting to have a good cry or punch the living daylights out of a punchbag doesn’t make you depressed - it makes you human.
Do whatever makes you feel better and move on. The moving on bit is key.
3: If You Go Looking For it You’ll Find it
It’s amazing. When I believed the world was a horrible place full of horrible people, it delivered exactly that.
When I changed my mindset and looked for the positives in the world and in people, the amount of smiles I received was shocking.
Ask and you shall receive.
4: Sometimes It’s OK to Not Be OK
Don’t beat yourself up. We can’t be expected to live in constant bliss. I’m sure it would be lovely, but that’s not the way the world works.
Balance dictates where there’s joy there’s sadness, love / hate, etc.
Sometimes we’ve got to take the rough with the smooth, ride it out, and put it down as experience.
5: EVERYBODY Feels Like This at Some Point
When you feel depressed it’s easy to believe you’re the only person on the planet feeling like it. You’re not.
There’s great comfort to be had knowing you’re not alone.
The wish for me is that you decide to move forward with a different view, putting the past behind you, and deciding to make a brand new, fresh start.
ABOUT CARL VERNON
Carl Vernon is a best-selling author & speaker, talking and writing about all things anxiety, stress, success & well-being.