I love to listen to this song when I’m depressed. It reminds me that; even though people make me feel like I’m worthless and a loser because I don’t want to do anything, when I feel this way…I will get over it again and I will accomplish everything I set out to do.
This is my depressed stance. When you’re depressed, it makes a lot of difference how you stand. The worst thing you can do is straighten up and hold your head high because then you’ll start to feel better. If you’re going to get any joy out of being depressed, you’ve got to stand like this. ~Charlie Brown
After my diagnosis, I had to do a lot of research in regards to the disorders I was suffering from, before I was able to accept who I truly was. I began to research depression, mania, and anxiety. The more I read about each illness, the more I realized that yes, I have these disorders BUT, I was not alone AND it was not the end of my world. To me, it felt more like the beginning of a new life. One that I understood and was able to control (to a certain extent). I never knew what was wrong with me before. Why I did or said the things I did. Now, I know what to expect before, during, and after an episode. I know what activities make me feel good and which ones don’t. I also know what foods I should eat and which one’s I shouldn’t. I even know which people I could keep in my life and which ones I have to get rid of (not an easy thing to do by the way). I feel I know myself quite well, inside and out. Although, it took some time to accept ALL of who I was, eventually I did and I can honestly say that I love myself now. (more…)