Last week I shared with you how the Robin Williams tributes affected me by bringing me closer to my own personal ledge with depression. I realized that there were a few things that I could do to keep myself on my peak instead.
Positive thinking and finding small everyday things that make me happy/thankful has been a coping technique that's worked for me in the past, so I thought I'd start that up again.
A friend of mine in New York is almost halfway through her #100DaysOfHappiness challenge, so I went and got myself a 5-year Happiness Project journal and I intend on filling that thing up. I started it last Thursday so I already have a few entries in there. That paired with the positive thinking affirmations and I've already seen a positive change in these last few days.
Depression isn't about "just choosing to not be sad". It's a legitimate mental disease and everybody has their own coping techniques. This happens to work well for me. If you suffer from depression I high suggest you seek therapy to find a technique that works for you beings that every one is different.
Remember, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, even the longest and most difficult ventures have a starting point."