Every now and then, a person can find their self in a rut. That rut begins to drag them down. They become depressed and continue what they are doing which makes their depression even deeper.
Ardee wrote an article on Open Salon that listed her best platitudes that she shared with her sister and as a reminder to her self that these apply to her as well as others.
My two favorite ones are:
1. Make lists. Lots and lots of lists. I cannot begin to fathom how I would get along without my lists. My lists keep me focused and things actually get accomplished. I'm not talking about your standard task "to do" chore list. There are other lists of things:
Big purchases I would like.
Places I want to Go.
Renovations I want.
Books I want to read.
You add dates to that list and you've got a winner. You are also more likely to do them in my opinion.
The other platitude I liked is: Try not to spend too much time watching or reading the news.
It's not like they give unbiased news coverage. You don't get all the facts and what snippet they do give may or may not be filled with inaccuracies. The sensationalism and focus on the negative is enough to scare you from walking out your front door. Or maybe that's just me.
Check out the link to read the whole article. It wouldn't be a bad idea to print it out and tape it next to your mirror.