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Simply Living was founded by me, Ali. I’ve lived with depression and anxiety for 20+ years and I’m devoted to helping others learn to manage the realities of mental illness, while transforming themselves and building a happy, fulfilling life.
I’m also a big fan of naps, sarcasm, laughter–and cake!
There are times when depression seemingly comes out of the blue. Life may not be going particularly badly, but you still feel sad and unmotivated. There are a few reasons for this.
Are you constantly comparing yourself to others? Struggling to feel good about yourself, and still trying to find genuine joy and happiness in life?
Helping others provides you with a different perspective on your own life, keeps you socially active, and helps fight off loneliness and depression.
Simply dreaming rather than taking action can leave you feeling empty and unfulfilled as your life is not aligned with your inner self and values.
Use gratitude to increase your self-esteem, become a stronger person, reduce the stress in your life, and form more meaningful relationships.
Your brain has developed an automatic negative response to stressful social situations, but you can take steps to transform them into something positive.
Doodling–or making little sketches–as you journal can help your whole brain focus on the problem in hand. Expand those thoughts with doodles!
There are many different to handle the stress in our lives. However, it can sometimes become so overwhelming that it leads to depression.