Depression sucks and I know how hard it is to help raise yourself up but I have done it and I think anyone else can if they have the drive in them to want to change. As well as seeking medical help, here are some of the things that I did (or stopped doing) that helped me start to get out of the depressive haze and back into my light again. I still have down days or weeks but often I notice that it’s because I haven’t stuck to one of the following, when I am back in line with each of these again I feel so much better. So here is how to make yourself feel happier.
We will inevitably encounter problems in our lives. Whether that is an unexpected cost, falling off track from our goals or something just not going to plan. Sometimes we can feel like just giving up and getting down about it. But this is not the best way to deal with problems and we need to learn new habits so we can move forward. Here are some of the new ways you need to be tackling these moments.
I used to be so bad at having an evening routine, and this would cause me to really struggle to go to sleep. Then this, in turn, affected my morning the next day. Now though I feel like I have my routine down to a tee and this means I am able to really relax and feel ready to go to sleep and tackle the next day with confidence. So here is a great routine you need to follow to boost your wellness and productivity.
Why do we put other people's needs before our own? People that don't need to be looked after or cared for, yet we still feel it necessary to put ourselves in a more difficult position for others. Now I am all for helping those you love and giving back but when it comes to your mental health and wellness there comes a time when you need to block out what everyone else needs and just focus on you. So how can you become more selfish and put yourself first?
No matter how much we want to change our future we will always have days, weeks or months where we are not at our best. We can lose motivation, or just find ourselves a bit lost along the way. After going through a bit of a tough month where all of my goals kind of fell by the wayside, here is what I am doing to get myself back on track.
Obviously, every relationship is different. We all have different boundaries, different personalities. We love differently, and we also accept love differently. Relationships seem to be so full of different rules and grey areas but actually, I think we can make it so much simpler. We naturally complicate them ourselves. So instead of all of these rules and red tape, there are just two things that should act as a foundation for every relationship.
I am loving Will Smith right now. He broaches topics I never think of myself and then when I listen to his words it all just clicks. I cannot agree more with everything that comes out of that man's mouth. He is just so inspirational I actually get emotional listening to him. Now you have probably seen his video about how he was speaking with his wife Jada, and they agreed that it is not their responsibility to make each other happy. In fact, it is impossible to make someone happy. I wanted to delve into it deeper and share my take on this ideal.
I used to be so messy. I would have clothes all over my floor, I would never make my bed and I certainly wouldn't regularly clean or vacuum. But in the last two years, I have significantly improved how I look after my space. I always make sure to keep my room nice and tidy now and for the most part, it is always presentable. Find out how to keep your house or room clean and tidy at all times.
As I mentioned in my previous post here, I am trying to make this year super productive. I also want to continue working on myself and just being happy. I decided to invest in The Happiness Planner to be able to track my year and how I feel every day. I want to work on being more mindful of each day but also have a record to be able to look back on and The Happiness Planner definitely delivers.