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Surviving Negative Thoughts That Make Me Cry Myself to Sleep

Surviving Negative Thoughts That Make Me Cry Myself to Sleep

Surviving negative thoughts that make me cry myself to sleep isn't easy. Watch this video to learn how I survive my negative thoughts and how you can too.All of us need to learn how to survive negative thoughts. Some days, we want to just start over. We want to forget who we are and who we were because we feel stupid, embarrassed, or unaccepted. Sometimes we just hate ourselves. All of these limiting beliefs hold us back from succeeding or even living. Here’s how to survive these negative thoughts.

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Survival Skills for Family Drama and Mental Illness

Survival Skills for Family Drama and Mental Illness

Family drama can impact mental illnesses like depression, changing relationships for the worse. You need family drama survival skills. Find them right here.I find survival skills for family drama and mental illness are critical. Some families are simple while others can feel messy. My family is the latter. Fighting among family feels like the norm (Toxic Relationships: Dealing With People Who Have Issues). Dealing with family drama and mental illness at the same time can feel like too much to handle at once. I’ve had to try out some survival skills to deal with family drama when I feel it affecting my mental illnesses of depression and anxiety.

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Depression Myths I’ve Learned to Ignore

Depression Myths I’ve Learned to Ignore

Depression myths can hurt, especially when they interfere with depression identification and treatment. Learning how to ignore these harmful myths can help.Depression has been a part of my life since I was 12, and sometimes I think I’ve heard every depression myth in the book. Unfortunately, a lot of depression myths are prevalent because they are perpetuated in media and sometimes even affect our loved ones. Learning to tune out myths about depression helped me understand myself more.

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Celebrity Suicides Affect Us More Than We Realize

Celebrity Suicides Affect Us More Than We Realize

Celebrity suicides hit us harder than we think they do. Around 9:00 p.m. on July 20th, I logged onto Facebook and saw status updates about celebrity suicide with the words “Linkin Park”, “suicide”, and “RIP, Chester.” Suddenly, my body froze. The dark lyrics from Linkin Park’s most popular songs flooded my head. Celebrity suicides affect us more than you might think.

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Beauty Confidence Does Not Have to Cost a Pretty Penny

Beauty Confidence Does Not Have to Cost a Pretty Penny

Many women think that the price of beauty confidence costs a lot. They think that by spending more money on makeup and clothes, they will feel better about themselves. While I agree that spending money can help and we should always take good self-care and occasionally treat ourselves, some people (myself, included) spend an unnecessary amount of money on our appearance when we could use that cash for other pleasures and necessities. Beauty confidence is so much more than how you look.

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The Struggles of Dating with Depression

The Struggles of Dating with Depression

Dating is hard, but dating with depression comes with its own struggles. Read this to learn about some of the issues mental illness poses in relationships.

It’s hard to find love, and dating with depression feels impossible sometimes. Dating with depression comes with unique struggles in addition to the usual ones. I’ve struggled with identifying bad relationships, asking the right questions, and so much more (Depression Makes Social Interaction Stressful). Thankfully, recent realizations have provided relief, so I’m hopeful that dating with depression will improve.

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What You Think Is Laziness Could Actually Be Depression

What You Think Is Laziness Could Actually Be Depression

Laziness and depression can look a lot alike, but they're very different. Do you feel guilty for being lazy? Could it really be depression? Learn more here.Laziness and depression can look almost alike, but they’re very different states of being. For example, every once in awhile, you will have a lazy day. After you come home from work, you might neglect doing laundry and crawl into bed instead. Maybe you’ll turn on Netflix, have a snack, and fall asleep. It feels nice, right? We all need the rest. But what does it mean when one or two lazy days turns into a few lazy weeks? Is it laziness or depression?

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Building Physical Confidence During Tough Times

Building Physical Confidence During Tough Times

Building physical confidence takes time and a routine that is filled with activities you enjoy. Read these tips to build physical confidence and self-esteem.

I’ve discovered that there is a strong correlation between my depression and anxiety and my physical confidence. It’s about more than loving the way I look. It’s about loving how strong I’ve become. I’ve taken steps to increase my physical confidence, which helps me feel so much better when things start to feel rough.

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Getting Older When You’re Not Where You Thought You’d Be

Getting Older When You’re Not Where You Thought You’d Be

Getting older, no matter how old you are, gets tougher when you're not where you thought you'd be in life. Feel better about getting older. Watch this video.

This year, as I stared at the candles on my birthday cake, I could not take my eyes off of the second digit that said I was getting older—seven. Wow, I thought. Twenty-seven. What Should I Have Done Already?. It amazes me how fast one birthday turns into the next. Twenty is so far away, and 30 is right around the corner.I’m getting old and I’m not where I thought I’d be.

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Depression and Creativity: Depression and Being Creative at Work

Depression and Creativity: Depression and Being Creative at Work

Depression makes creativity difficult to use, so if your work counts on your creativity you could be in for trouble. If you worry about that, you aren't alone.One of the hardest parts of my work as a writer is not necessarily self-discipline or being inspired, but rather finding ways to use my creativity while depression zaps my motivation. Over time, depression feels as if it is sucking the creativity out of me, and being creative with depression coping becomes a work of art on its own.

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