Before the start of the quarantine, I had long-since resigned that I am a perfectionist. It’s personality trait that I feel bittersweet about. On the one hand, it has been beneficial to my academic success and self-satisfaction. On the other hand, it has been instrumental-- on many occasions—in the destruction of my mental health. In any case, it was always an inside job. I didn’t set out to “fix” this issue but I found myself coping this past week.
Depression sucks. I'd know first hand. Diagnosed and everything. Want to know how to beat it? I did. Read my story and understand there is a light at the end of the tunnel. You don't have to be alone in this.
You know when you meet a guy or girl and it goes great. Like all the important things you value in a person are there. Then you finally get the courage to tell your friends how you're so happy and how you can see a future. Then BAM! They fuck up! Maybe your heart eyes expired...read more to find out how to avoid this!
Stress, anxiety, depression, anger and any other negative emotion can redirect your focus at any given time. These emotions cloud your judgement and overall make your day and/or life a nightmare. Here are a few coping mechanisms to help you in your day to day life!
We get it, extrovert. It can be overwhelming to combine your social nature with confinement that does not appear to be time-bound. Cut yourself some slack-- chances are that you have never done this before. We're all a little new to this. It may seem like the Golden Age for introverts right now, but you'll be back to your large crowds in no time.
At times life may put you in predicaments where you question your own purpose in the world, your value, and your worth. I am here to tell you that YOU, yes YOU matter. And despite the obstacles you may face, they are only there to build you up, so don't let it destroy you!