Depression stinks! 😕 I’m frustrated and sad that I’m struggling again, and think my health issues are only contributing too. It’s been a tough month. *
While I don’t believe happy thoughts “cure” my depression, I know remembering happy things does tend to break my cycle of negative self talk (which is super loud right now). That’s why I’m meditating, doing my gratitude journal, and getting in lots of pet snuggles! I don’t feel like doing any of it (except the snuggles 🐶🐱) but it helps when I do. *
One of the other ways I remind myself I’m worth more than my negative thinking is through my jewelry. Sometimes I feel self conscious having such a personal story on my wrist, but if it helps me get through the day, who cares?!? More often than not, someone recognizes the semicolon, which has lead to some wonderful connections and conversations! If you don’t know the history, Google Project Semicolon.
Lately I’ve been wearing the same design almost every day. Here’s what the charms represent to me.
Compass: To remind myself nothing is going to keep me from my goals. 2018 is my year for self empowerment, and this is just one more stepping stone to loving ALL of me!
Semicolon: To remind myself this depressive cycle isn’t the end. I have a pretty big story to tell, and it isn’t over. I know it only gets better from here!
Heart: To remind me I have people near and far, online and in-person to lean on.
Rainbow: To remind me that you can’t have a beautiful rainbow without a little bit of rain! 🌈
Engravable: “Storms Help Us Root Deeper Roots”.
Friendship Inspo bracelet: To remind me to reach out if I need it. In the past, telling people wasn’t the first thing I’d do when depression hit. This time, I’m forcing myself to tell people how I’m feeling, and I’m not trying to hide it.
Necklace rotates to read: “The Best Is Yet To Come”
Depression is a part of who I am, and I’m learning to love myself through it. I’m also finding by sharing my story with friends, quite a few are also struggling right now. I know it isn’t easy, but please know you’re not alone! 💛