3 Ways To Thrive in The Morning with Depression🙂

💫If you suffer from any type of Mental Illness, you know just getting out of bed is tough! I remember just dreading the mornings, thank God for my dog who has to go out😂! Not all of you have a pup, so let me give you some tips on how to THRIVE in the mornings when you feel like crap😔

1. Always start your day with GRATITUDE: Even when things seem grim, just thank the Lord you were able to open your eyes 👀 This means He gave you another chance at life…so use it!!

2. Even if you work from home or have no where to go, always make time for hygiene and a balance breakfast 🍳:

There were so many days I went without showering and eating, my body just couldn’t move. I felt like what’s the use I have nothing to get clean for. Eating was always the last thing on my mind, ( you can’t tell that now🐷😂)I just couldn’t bring myself to think that far. But NOW, I know that getting up, dressing up, and eating something healthy gives you more confidence to start the day even if it’s hanging around the house. It’s about self-care and taking care of you😃🛁

3. Find a Hobby: During my worse times I became creative, I planted, made jewelry, journal. I didn’t know my thumb was so green 🍃and my jewelry came out absolutely fabulous, even sold a couple of pieces. So dig down into you soul and find out what you are good at. Maybe it’s talking to older people, helping someone less fortunate than you, or just singing or writing. Whatever it is, I promise it will give you a reason to get up in the morning and find reasons to THRIVE!!!



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Published by Olivia B. Shepherd

Welcome, My name is Olivia Shepherd, and I am the founder of this awesome blog about depression and mental illness. I started this blog in 2016 after being diagnosed with Major Depression, Anxiety and PTSD. I didn't have anybody to talk too or share my feelings with, so I decided to share them publicly to help others. I'm passionate and dedicated to bringing awareness about mental health, especially in the African American community. I also want to empower your voice to speak up and fight the stigma surrounding this illness. I’m also the founder of AshesToBeauty Mentoring & Outreach, a virtual online service dedicated to to the positive development and accelerated recovery of girls and women who have experienced abuse and depression, Ashes To Beauty strives to empower women to take their lives back by providing life skill education, one-on-one mentorship and impactful personal tools by which these impacted women can build the foundation for a successful future. Look forward to having you read my blog, 𝓞𝓵𝓲𝓿𝓲𝓪 𝓑. 𝓢𝓱𝓮𝓹𝓱𝓮𝓻𝓭 💋

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