How to Have a Positive Attitude While Having a Mental Illness

 

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I do not want to say I “suffer” from anxiety and depression because I don’t suffer, I live with them each and every day. Suffering is a pain, and I’m not in pain. I am overall a very happy person but I wasn’t always like that.

I used to suffer for many years, I would stay in bed, fake sick to get out school, not put in enough effort into my school work and binge eat till I was physically sick to match my mental state of mind. It was horrible and I felt miserable all the time.

Having a mental illness like depression or anxiety does not mean you are broken.

I refuse to be broken and that’s why I changed the way I think. Having a positive attitude is everything to me. You wouldn’t walk into a job interview and say, “I think I would be a good candidate”, no you would say “I would be a good candidate”. It’s the little things like that, that will kick your mental illness in the butt.

Here are some helpful tips to get your attitude positive, upbeat and better:

  1. Wake up every morning and say “I can do this!”
  2. Say “good morning” to everyone you pass in your office
  3. Greet people with a smile and a friendly hello
  4. Be patience, good things come to those who wait
  5. You are in control of your actions and your emotions
  6. If things are not going your way, stay calm and BREATHE!!!
  7. There are more positives than negatives in your life, focus on the good
  8. Work towards small goals every day
  9. Challenge yourself to help get out of your comfort zone.
  10. Love yourself. You can not love others unless you love yourself. You are worth love & you are absolutely wonderful & amazing & beautiful. You can do anything.

 

xoxo,

Tory Lava

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