Hello, again dear Readers,
I hope this post finds you well and enjoying what this time of year has to offer.
In all honesty (a small blog name pun), I have been struggling. There were a blissful few days where I thought things were normalizing or I was getting used to the changes happening around me. I feel like as soon as I let my guard down, thought that I really can handle this, my previous challenges just up and slapped me in the face.
So I decided to try and write myself a little self-love Sunday note as I have been having a hard time handling the criticisms about myself I have been hearing from others.
Remember: Above all you are resilient. Opinions of you which differ from your own may feel like they are literally crushing the air from your lungs but that inner voice you hear defending you is the one you try and listen to. I know it is hard because the other voice is much louder but it can’t speak for eternity. Wait for the silence and let your inner defender telling you that you are worth it, that you are valued.
The part of you who knows the truth
This might just have been the hardest one I had to write for myself so far literary lovelies. I am going to try and find some mantras I know worked for me when I was in the depths of my previous depression. Fingers crossed I can turn these negative thoughts around.
Postscript: I would love to hear any of your tools for keeping your depressive thoughts at bay.