Depression has been one of the hardest things for me to deal with. Sometimes I think of a lot of the struggles in my life and think: why should I go on? Will I ever really make a difference?
I think that life is full of highs and lows. I don’t know if depression is somethings I’ll ever be able to get rid of completely. So, maybe I won’t feel happy every single day, but at least I can try. I’m trying to be become more aware of how I’m feeling every day. If I feel bad, what should I do to overcome it? If I feel good, how can I keep feeling good? Many have thought that being happy all the time is impossible. However, I think it could be possible if we just give ourselves a chance to try it.
We have to learn to be happy with the things we have. Okay, maybe not for someone who doesn’t have food or shelter, but there are many of us that live in nice houses with pretty much everything we could want and we’re still unhappy. I’ve learned that happiness doesn’t really come from material things, but its something we have to work on within ourselves.
Doing a little each day can help. To just think of how nice nature is or to simply smile at someone. Although these things are small I think they leave a massive impact on how we think about life.