i’m striving to be someone who tells the truth 100% of the time, even if it hurts me. some people might respect me for that, some people might run away from it as fast as they can… i think i’m prepared for both. anyway i said that to say that i think people should strive for the same thing, especially those with depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts.
from experience, i can say that it’s a good 7-8 times easier to believe lies when you struggle with these things. more often than not, it’s those negative thoughts that are on repeat that drive us mad. depressive episodes, anxiety attacks.. i truly believe that lies are the main triggers. the lie that we aren’t good enough, the lie that we can’t get better, the lie that there is no hope, the lie that no one will ever love us, the lie that we won’t amount to anything, that we are weak… you get the point by now. a bad experience with a person we have placed significance on is stored in our memory, a lie is created from that experience, and then if someone reminds us of that experience we can get stuck on it and put the lie on repeat.
so how do we get those lies out of here? with love, which happens to be the truth. in all relationships and friendships one of the deepest ways of showing love is by being truthful. in our relationships with ourselves it’s possibly the best way. we can show love to ourselves, but we first have to stop believing the lies that are on replay in our minds and fill our minds and hearts with positivity.
the truth is we ARE good enough, we WILL get better, there IS hope, we ARE ALREADY loved, we have BRIGHT FUTURES, and we are STRONG. bad experiences in the past do not mean they will carry on into the future. we can change our future by loving ourselves first. changing the negatives into positives. let the truths prevail over the lies and it gets better, survivors.