Acceptance, Attitude, authentic, depression, lifestyle

The Need to be Real

Don’t you think there is always a need to be real in life? Sometimes people portray something of themselves that isn’t true. You can see/hear/read the falsity in what is shown but it feels impossible to get into their reality.

Personally I hate seeing posts that suggest you can earn 6 figures in six weeks or six months because you just need to follow their formula. Actually, that isn’t true. You have not put in the years of work, blood, sweat and tears before they got to the six weeks.

Honesty is the best policy in any situation. Finding the words that express what you want to say without causing offence or upset can be difficult. There are times I have struggled to do this and I am sure you can think of times it has been true for you too.

If you read my blog regularly, you would have noticed I didn’t post this last Wednesday. My days for posting is Sunday and Wednesday. Unfortunately my depression has been building again for some weeks and I finally admitted it and am going to see the doctor next week.

It was hard for me to face the fact I was depressed again. I already take medication but had to admit that it wasn’t working right now. There was no motivation to do anything and so I missed writing on Wednesday. But you know what? Admitting it and arranging to get the help I need has really helped me.

One of the reasons I started the attitude of gratitude is because it helps when you get that depressed to look and see things that you can be grateful for. Being thankful for specific things helps to bring your mood up.

Personally I find being grateful for something specific is better than something general. If I can look at whet I am grateful for and not just a general idea it really helps me.

The need to be real is not to give a false impression to others but to be honest and truthful. When you have an attitude of gratitude it paves the way for you to see good even in a bad day. That doesn’t mean there won’t be days that you struggle with – circumstances happen and how you face them impacts how you see the world.