It takes great courage to accept and even embrace the depressed part of ourselves!
Understandably Depression can rear its head when we go through tough times, but when it occurs during periods of time when “everything is going well” that makes it seem BAFFLING and so we REJECT it!
What if the roots of the depression go back to a long-ago situation?
So 99% of it is PURE NEGATIVE HYPE!
We ALL can IMPROVE! That’s HUGELY different! Baby steps are better than no steps, so, if all you can manage is a tiny baby step, then do it! After that, take another!
If that 1% is all about healing from past hurts and traumas, taking steps toward healing is a crucial part of our process!
Naturally, this article isn’t enough to heal anyone from depression… the purpose is to give encouragement to take those baby steps forward!
I’ve found that in my own journey with healing and dealing with my depressed thoughts is that truly there was only 1% truth to the internal negativity that was happening in my head! I focused on that tiny portion of truth and blew it up so that it became the enormous hammer I used to beat myself up with.
When I reached a point where I ACTIVELY worked on learning to ACCEPT and EMBRACE the depressed parts of me, I slowly withdrew my head from inside the shell I lived in, and learned that I’m a GOOD person, and that I really didn’t deserve to keep beating myself up!
Interestingly I heard that when we make a decision that WE HAVE SUFFERED ENOUGH, we can start to leave all the old negative inner thoughts behind. We give ourselves permission to heal, to be happy, to let go of past hurts, because we’re WORTHY of love, respect and acceptance, both from ourselves and from other people!
Repeat: “I have suffered enough! I give myself permission to heal, to be happy, to let go of past hurts, because I’m WORTHY of love, respect and acceptance, both from myself and from others!”
This is HUGE!
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By changing our inner dialogue, we change EVERYTHING!
Challenge: When a negative thought enters your mind, think three positive ones. Train yourself to flip the script!
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