It is hard enough, as young adults, to balance school, work and extra curricular activities without becoming overwhelmed. Especially when depression and anxiety fills in ones life.
We have all been there plenty of times. Depression and sadness is a disease that will push the ones that you love away, unmotivated from accomplishing your goals and worst of all, depression will find a way to hurt you. Feeling like you are the only one and thinking that no one understands. Truth is, we all understand and you aren’t alone and as growing professionals we need to have a clear mind. Positivity is the key factor of becoming prosperous against these dark forces. Let’s begin to attack this matter together!
Where do I start?
Take a deep breath and tell yourself that everything is going to be ok. Be more optimistic about the things that are hidden on the path of tomorrow. The mind likes to deceive us of what hasn’t even happened yet. Tomorrow is your interview for your dream job. Some thoughts that run through your mind go as followed:
1.) Are they going to like me?
2.) I don’t want to sound uneducated in the topics we discuss.
3.) There is someone more qualified for this position.
It is normal to be scared about the unknown. Embrace the unknown and be excited for what the outcome will be because it can be better than you imagined and it will be.
“A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.” – Denis Waitley
What are things I can do?
Talk to someone. Holding it all in will only mess with your mind and will make you feel belittled and angry. Expressing yourself and your feelings to someone will open up a door for them to help you. Chances are, they’re going to tell you the time they went through the same situation. Not only will you be on your way to recovery but happiness and positivity will begin to fill your heart again. Don’t be afraid to talk to someone.
Start making more time for self-development. Working out, meditation and yoga are a few great ways to release endorphins (when released into the body, they cause a sense of well-being). You’ll begin to gain clarity of all things and the smog will begin to clear. Only twenty minutes of this can change the mood for the rest of your day.
Make short- and long-term goals. Everyday is a good day to succeed. Cleaning your room, organizing your bookshelf or even preparing a delicious dinner are some quick goals that will make you feel happy and accomplished. Grabbing a book and setting a date that you want to have it read by is a great long-term goal to set. The euphoria that fills within oneself from these accomplished goals is what pushes us to strive for a better tomorrow.
Above all, have fun with whatever you are doing. We are only human. If you aren’t enjoying the things that you are doing, find a new way of doing it.
“Sometimes losing a battle you find a new way of winning the war.” – Donald Trump
– Miladin Balos