anxiety, art, depression, fear, meditation, mindfulness, self help, Uncategorized

Do not fear

These days some of us live in fear that something terrible is about to happen any moment, I kind of feel this way myself working at a high school and dealing with teens on a regular basis. I don’t want to leave my job because I actually like it. The environment is what impacts us but let’s not forget that we all contribute to it this way or another.IMG_20180225_100307302.jpg

Growing up I was a really brave little soul, so why is it changing with time? Maybe we should be like young kids completely oblivious of all the evils happening around us… Not very mature approach to facing reality but possibly helpful, what do you think? Gurus teach us that mindfulness is something we should practice to cope with fear and anxiety. Some of us are really successful in this but not me, I have to say. Doing breathing exercises helps me relax along with coloring and blogging. IMG_20180224_202223046.jpg

Often I have to remind myself: Do not worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will take care about itself.  But how do you guys make it work? I try to bring a bit of sunshine every morning I show up at work. I try to create a non-confrontational atmosphere in the workplace. I try to actively listen to others, it usually helps them feel better.

I am sure that some of you know a lot more having years and years of experience. Feel free to share your tips in comments.

 

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depression, experience, inspiration, self help, Uncategorized

How to cope

Yesterday at one of my art classes somebody asked me how to cope with depression. I looked at them going How did you know? Back in the days of college, oh my… I was so excited they asked me, so happy to help and so glad I am not there any more.

Just in case you were wondering how to cope with depression

  1. Eat. Seriously eat something real, not just doughnuts and ice-cream.
  2. Go outside, get some vitamin D while the sun is still shining. No gadgets, please.
  3. Ask for help. Don’t just suffer in silence. It can be a friend or a stranger, up to you.
  4. Engage yourself in art of drawing, cooking, singing, dancing or knitting.
  5. Find a Meetup group for something you always wanted to do but never got a chance to actually try.
  6. Write a letter or card to somebody who deserves it, an old friend or relative.
  7. Go to public library or city park to people/dog watch. It can be real fun!

Happiness is inside us but we do need contact with others to be our better selves.

I wish you the best of luck in your daily battles!