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How to Make Yourself Better When You're at Your Worse

If your like me, when you get into your dark place, it's hard to come out of it. When I'd get upset, I would begin to feel like no one cared how I felt, that there wasn't a point to living when I was going to be upset everyday.

Everything people told me, I took to heart. Simply saying the word "no" to me or giving me a certain response would make me question everything. Why did they say that? Did I say something wrong? Do they not like me? It became worse when I would see people I know hanging out together on Snapchat. I would let everything get to me. It took a long time, but I had eventually learned to not let things affect me.

"An entire sea of water can't sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can't put you down unless you allow it to get inside you."

When I read this quote, I realized that I couldn't let people or drama affect me. I'm not a doctor or a therapist, but this is what I did to make myself better:

The first step in making yourself better is putting yourself into the mindset that you can get better. By doing this you are able to make greater efforts of being a part of life and can be a little happier. This may take time, but once you achieve this your views of life will improve.

The next step is to remember the people you care about and care about you. This will allow yourself to realize how many people care about you and that you do have something to live for.

You will still have episodes where you feel so much loneliness, I know I did. When this happens, you should seek help from a person you know will be there for you. It is important to know that episodes don't last, just repeat these steps so you have somewhere to start when you need to feel better.

These are my own, personal steps for making myself better. You may not agree or find something different; but they made a change in my life and will hopefully make a change in someone else's.

#SuicidePrevention #SelfCare

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