Staying Up During Down Times
1: Don't let yourself sink deeper into depression. Grab a toe hold NOW. Do things that will make you feel better - these include: nurturing yourself, pampering yourself, having fun, and taking care of your appearance (so you feel as though you look good.)
2: Reducing unnecessary stress by doing the obvious things, such as sleeping, eating, and exercising. But also:
a: Clarifying your own ethics - do what you believe to be right and don't do anything that you think you would be embarrassed to be caught at.
b: Be realistic in your expectations of yourself - yes, make the to do list, but don't expect to get it all done at once. Learn to be realistic and to prioritize.
c: Treat people with kindness - how you treat them is most often how they will treat you.
d: Assume the positive - not the negative. No one is deliberately trying to hurt you, if misunderstandings happen, that's all they really are. Don't get caught in the blame game.
e: Words are just words - don't over react to the so-called dirty ones - they aren't.