I was chatting with Brea a few days ago “Hey, its been a very long time since I’ve been depressed”. I think it’s been 4 months, it could be longer.
It’s awesome and feels wonderful. This has been amazing for me, because stretching back for many years, I’d be depressed for 3-7 days of the month. In that time I’d lose a lot of self confidence and doubt every decision I made in life. It wasn’t a good or constructive place to be and it was a total waste of time.
So it was super cool when I realised “Hey! I haven’t been in that sucky place for quite a long time now”. If you regularly find yourself tackling the big black dog you may be wondering what happened to cause the change.
There have been three shifts I adopted which I think you’ll find very helpful.
Making progress on my key goals every single day and celebrating those micro wins.
Monitoring myself and tracking my behaviour to ensure I’m making progress on my key goals and stacking the wins every single day.
Reminding myself that Identity is “Repeated being-ness”. You are who you repeatedly are.
These three things have been a game changer for me. Every day is a game which I love to play. Every day I’m stacking micro wins and every day I’m celebrating the progress I’m making.
Try these three things for yourself! Changes won’t come overnight (give it a month or so), but soon you’ll be addicted and be fully engaged in every single day, loving life, being the best version of yourself and having a lot of fun in the process.