Still standing.. Still breathing..

Rules to live by when going through depression given by the juggernaut Lucy Dee!

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I find it strangely calming when I hear that because I have been so public about my personal struggles with depression that I have helped to inspire or to help someone who is having similar struggles in life.

Sometimes I have depression; and somedays it completely has me.  Those of you who happen to reach out to me, for whatever reason, are a constant reminder that I need to check myself.

My first rule:

Remember to just breathe.

So often I have found myself on the ledge of that ever-present rabbit hole, mired down in anxiety and fear, that I’m holding my breath.

The other shoe does not always drop.  Sometimes things ARE just as they seem, with no dark, foreboding thing just waiting to pounce when you are at your lowest.

Second rule:

You are never really at your lowest, either.  You’re still alive, so…

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