“The best thing about the future
is that it comes one day at a time.”
Yesterday I met a woman who works as a counselor and a therapist. I told her a big about my blog and we briefly discussed depression. I wanted to share with you a couple things I talked about with her and one of the main things that helps me if I’m experiencing a low period. (Continued below…)
| Duster Dress: c/o Oasap (two of my other favorites here and here) | Top: Nordstrom Rack (similar here) | Skirt: Target (almost exact) | Heels: JustFab | Necklace: Nordstrom Rack (almost exact) |
Typically those who struggle with depression experience times (anywhere from days to months) that are just lower than others. It feels almost like someone put a gray filter in front of your eyes and everything seems bleaker, even if it is sunny and beautiful outside. What helps me the most during these times is just to take one day at a time. I try to avoid tackling emotional issues that might make the situation worse, instead I try to focus on just getting through the day and trying to be active and look for at least one positive thing. If you are in a low like this, try starting with just a few goals and then work from there. If you find yourself lacking motivation, try taking a short walk or even a drive to get out of the house. It is usually helpful to break out of your anti-social shell and call a friend to chat or meet up with for awhile. Force yourself to do something, however little it may be, to get yourself going during the day. It may seem like it takes a lot of energy at the time, however, it is essential that you just put one foot in front of the other and do little things to keep you motivated and moving. Wasted days in bed or on the couch typically worsen depression. I am not suggesting that a little walk or talk with a friend will take away depression, but it will keep you moving through it until you get to a more stable place. Remember each day is a new day and there are fresh opportunities in front of you. Just keep moving and get into the habit of learning how to function and live when you have lows. Developing these habits will make each low period just a little more bearable. Hope this helps a bit!
About the Outfit
I have a small obsession with long duster dresses right now. I love the sheer, flowing fabrics that make you feel like royalty in a cape when you walk (sounds corny, but it’s true)! This particular one from Oasap I really like for spring because the dark fabric is flatter if you are still hiding some winter flab, yet the florals give it a fresh, happy vibe. Duster dresses can be worn as a dress or unbuttoned over an outfit. I’ve paired my dusters with dresses, skirts, jeans and more. They have become versatile, eye-catching items in my closet. Have you worn full length dusters before? What are your favorite ways to wear them?