Self-Love is Important
“Stop hating yourself for everything you aren’t, and start loving yourself for everything you already are.” -Anonymous
As humans, we are wired to focus more on the negative aspects of our lives than on the positive ones. You could be having a great day and then someone says the wrong thing to you, and suddenly that’s all that you can think about. People also have the tendency to be their own toughest critics, constantly focusing on the negative aspects of themselves instead of the positive ones, and for people with depression, this even more likely.
The Darkness has a way of constantly making me feel like I am not good enough. Like there is so much more that I could be doing with my life and I’m being lazy for not striving harder to practice the principal of Carpe Diem. Because of this, I am continually fighting against the negative voices that make me feel like I am inadequate, and having to remind myself that I am trying to do the best that I can. I feel like I have a lot to still offer the world, and I have come so far from where I once was, and when I remember these things and give myself time to reflect on and appreciate my journey forward and who I am now because of my journey, I feel better. So, although it may be a difficult task, try to push through what The Darkness is saying to you and think of how brave you were for making it this far, then try to reflect on positive aspects of yourself, and remember that you deserve to keep fighting.