You don’t choose to be depressed.
In the time of ‘be positive!’, it can be difficult to validate our own feelings about our mental state.
In reality, it’s okay to feel however you feel. If you are feeling sad, happy, lonely, horny, or rageful, those feelings are coming from somewhere; they are valid.
What we do with those feelings shows where we are; how long the kettle can boil without exploding.
We really need to choose better ways to cope, better ways to communicate, and better ways to surf the waves.
Let’s be kind to ourselves. We deserve to feel these emotions, good and bad. That is the complexity of this weird life; we love, we hurt, then we learn.
So today, instead of choosing positivity, choose to cope.
Choose to surf the waves.