There are days when I wake up and am physically unable to get out of bed. I’m told depression does that to you, but I don’t want to believe it. My friends all tell me I’m the happiest person they know. I’m always described as bubbly, outgoing, and positive. How could I be depressed? I live for the busiest days and get excited when there’s not an open space in my schedule. How come I can’t get out of bed? My mind won’t listen to me. I want to get up. I want to accomplish things. I want to succeed. Why can’t I succeed?
You are a Boss
I am writing this post with the hope that those of you who read this are reassured that even on your worst days, you are a boss. I have no authority to advise you medically or therapeutically on mental illnesses; my only goal is to encourage you to overcome those obstacles as well as you can.
What I have learned as I’ve entered my second year in university is that when nothing in my day seems to go right, when I just can’t seem to focus on studying, when I feel insecure about myself—I am still a boss. Having bad days are not signs of weakness. Getting through them and moving forward are signs of strength. The days that make you feel fragile now will provide you with the courage, patience, and determination to overcome anything life throws at you.
Looking at Life with a Smile on your Face
“I’m a compassionate, hard-working, career-driven woman who has distinct goals in life and knows what she has to do in order to achieve them. In short, I’m a boss. For the most part, I can sort through my priorities and complete, on a daily basis, the tasks that are necessary for me to get closer and closer to achieving my goals; however, like any other human being, I have bad days as well.” This is my explanation for the depression and anxiety that I have dealt with in the last year and a half. Convincing myself that the depression was something that comprised a small part of my life rather than letting it take over all aspects of it proved to be a significant advantage in the process of overcoming it. Let your bad days be just that—bad days in a life full of good ones and you’ll be one step closer to tackling any evil that comes your way. Positivity in your attitude allows for positivity in the world around you.
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Thanks and Gig ’em!
*This post is not a substitute for medical advice or therapy; it is just my opinion*