"You my darling, are a piece of ART!"You've gotta believe in your slay as the saying goes, but it's much easier said than done, and lately i've found myself falling down the rabbit hole of self deprecation, loneliness and a generally unhappy pattern of thought.
Living in a new place with no family or friends does that to a person, and in a last minute bid to wrangle myself from the depths of "The D-Word", i've been channelling my energy into doing absolutely anything and everything, from finishing uni projects early, to feng-shui-ing my room, i've tried to keep busy and keep some sort of smile dancing upon my lips. One of the best things i've done over the last couple of days was to ink little positive messages for myself and put them on my walls so that they're the first thing i see when i open my eyes in the morning, and the last thing I see when I go to sleep. It seems silly, but even in the act of painting itself, i've found a sense of peace and a lingering sort of positivity that isn't overpoweringly nauseous or annoying, it's more of a "C'mon Sade, remember that you've come this far, you can do it!" type of encouragement. These little tidbits are by no means is universal as depression is so unique to everyone, and each person deals with it differently, for example i refuse to go on anti-depressants despite my doctor's advice, and maybe i'll write about that another time, but for now let's keep things light and talk about ways to encourage yourself when you're feeling lost, exhausted and alone.