When Depression Is Just A Stepping Stone

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Sometimes, depression is just a phase in life we have to go through and learn from before we can move onto the next phase of our lives.


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Focusing Too Much on “Me” Can Lead to Depression

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What’s the difference between self-awareness and self-indulgence? A new study shows that excessively using words like “I” and “Me” can lead to depression.

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Draw Happiness From as Many Different Sources as Possible


We’re not completely independent beings.

While we strive to cultivate as much internal happiness as possible, the truth is we still depend on external things for some level of comfort, pleasure, and life satisfaction.

These external things can be our relationships, our work, our hobbies, or personal interests such as books, movies, or music.

The key to balancing happiness among these external things is to be able to draw happiness from as many different sources as possible.

The more things that provide you with happiness, the more freedom and choice you have to find happiness when you really need it.

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"I Will Never Be Happy"

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Have you ever had the thought that, “I will never be happy?”

Be honest. Maybe at one point in your life the thought had at least crossed your mind, or maybe this belief still persists today even as you read the words on this page.

Because I’ll be honest with you, I have had this belief before.

Now the belief is in the distant past, but there was a period in my life where it really stuck with me – to the point where “I will never be happy” became a self-fulfilling paradigm.

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Focusing Too Much on “Me” Can Lead to Depression

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Self-awareness is an important part of happiness, but you have to be careful not to focus too much on yourself – to the point where you begin to confuse “self-awareness” for what is actually “self-indulgence.”

Self-awareness is a non-judgmental form of introspection that seeks to better understand yourself. But self-indulgence is a judgmental form of introspection that seeks to feed and protect your ego.

Both are forms of reflection, but they come from very different perspectives.

When your introspection comes from a place of “self-indulgence” it can turn into negative rumination – addictive and excessive thinking about ourselves that leads to depression, frustration, anger, and apathy.

If you want to be happier in your life, pay attention to the happiness of others.

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The Science of Self-Affirmations

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Click here to get a free instant download of The Science of Self-Affirmations (PDF) a digital guide on how to practice affirmations to help think your way to happiness and success.