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When Depression Hits & It's Hard to Be Positive

When Depression Hits & It's Hard to Be Positive

Feeling down and finding it hard to stay positive? If you're like me, you might be feeling anxious about not hitting your goals like you use to. And you might've notices that your mindset isn't as positive as it once was.

Here are my tips for when depression hits & it's hard to be positive.

1. Reflect on what's changed

Take a few minutes to reflect on what's changed for you. What's different now compared to when you were at your high point?

A lot of people (especially in the last 2 years) experience some form of stress. It might be that their job is a lot busier than it use to be, their financial situation might have changed, or maybe they have a new baby to care for.

For me it was moving from an office to working from home. I love working at home, but I didn't realise that a lack of routine compounding overtime would make staying on top of chores, hobbies, and goals so much harder.

2. Work out what you need

Now you know what's changed - is there anything you can do to help resolve it? What kind of support do you need to deal with it?

Is it something you can handle yourself, or do you need help from someone else?

A lot of people are afraid to reach out and ask for help, but don't be afraid. The people in your life are usually more than happy to be able to support you any way they can.

3. Go back to the beginning, start fresh

Next, you're going to drop the heavy load of guilt you've been carrying around as it's going to hold you back. This is your chance to start fresh with all the experience and lessons you've learned along the way.

When I was working on my plan to start fresh, I felt disappointed that I wasn't able to pick up where I left off... Anything that felt too big was overwhelming. So, I needed to go riiiiight back to the beginning. 

The first step? Make a daily routine. Then, once I've been working on that for a few weeks, I can start to add those bigger things into my days again.


But for now, keep it simple, keep it realistic, keep it easy. 


If you have any questions, tips, or ideas - share them below!

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