When we are struggling with depression, there are some days that are more challenging than others. Where we feel like getting out of bed takes too much energy, or we don’t have the motivation we need to go about our day. While the symptoms associated with depression, and the severity of them, can differ from person to person, the overall effect on day-to-day life is similar. It leaves us feeling sad, heavy and unable to achieve anything on our own.
There’s no shame in asking for help, or admitting that you need an extra hand. Especially in those moments that the depression won’t let any sunshine in. Here are some uplifting quotes to ease your depression on those harder days.
“If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” — Fred Rogers
“A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.” — Joyce Meyer
“There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.” — C. S. Lewis
“Once you choose hope, anything is possible.” — Christopher Reeve
“There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.” — John Green
“Sometimes, life will kick you around, but sooner or later, you realize you’re not just a survivor. You’re a warrior, and you’re stronger than anything life throws your way.” — Brooke Davis
“Give yourself another day, another chance. You will find your courage eventually. Don’t give up on yourself just yet.” — Unknown
Look for something positive in each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder. — Unknown
Everything will work out in the end. You don’t need to know how. You just have to trust that it will. — Unknown
Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results. — Willie Nelson
“Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.” — Richard L. Evans
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” — Confucius
Ease Your Depression
Remember that nothing is wrong with you. It’s ok to not be ok. You don’t have to be — and can’t be — happy all the time. Depression is not a sign of weakness or inadequacy. It is a prevalent mental health issue in the United States that can be treated. So, if you feel lost and alone and like no one would understand what you are going through that is the depression talking.
Never hesitate to reach out. Make an appointment with your doctor or counselor. Seek out the things that will help ease your depression. Even though it doesn’t feel like it, you can do this. You have all the strength inside you. After all, there has to be a rainstorm before every rainbow, right? Your depression is the rainstorm. Strive towards that rainbow.
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Rachel Robertson is a published journalist, book editor, certified Publishing Specialist, and aspiring novelist. She graduated from Central Washington University (CWU) in March 2011, having found her writing voice within the Creative Nonfiction genre and grew to work as a freelance book editor for small presses all across the United States.
In June 2018, she embarked on an internship with Virginia Frank and came on board with Adoption Choices Inc., Not for Profit 501(c)(3), in December 2018. Between her mutual passion with adoption and surrogacy, and her own personal history with adoption, Rachel is excited to research and share topics each week that will spread awareness and better serve the faithful patrons of Adoption Choices Inc.
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