9 out of 10 people you interact with may deal with some from of depression or anxiety.
This is why it is very important to be nice and kind to one another. As a person dealing with chronic depression, I know the feeling all too well. There are different ways to build yourself up but it is not easy to stay positive or go from a negative situation to a positive situation. It takes a lot of mental strength. The best advice given to me by a fellow Instagram-er was to let things flow. If you are having a panic attack or a breakdown, do not try to fight it. Cry if you want to but when that moment is over, pick up the pieces and carry on.
I like to sleep it off, I take a power nap to wake up slightly better.
However, we tend to put ourselves through so much unnecessary shit. So before you start catching feelings, ask yourself if it is worth it! Okay? Is it worth losing your mind over it?
I only have one way that helps me, I try to pump a lot of positive thoughts in my mind, in my soul, in my life, in the things I do. I speak things into existence because I know and acknowledge the power of the tongue. You are what comes out of your mouth, you become what you think and declare yourself to be. You have to take charge of your thoughts. It is not an easy journey but you can start by waking up in the morning and saying one or two positive affirmations, work on your goals, stretch and listen to a podcast. You may be telling yourself all these positive things but the environment you put yourself in does not promote positivity.
It's not just about putting positive words in your mind or brain but you also make sure you are not in a toxic environment and you are not the toxic person. If you have friends that don't promote or encourage you, cut them off. Just make sure you are not the kind of friend as well.
The only thing I can say is, staying positive has a lot to do with where you are mentally, emotionally, and physically. You can be very confident, very intelligent, and still lack positivity. Positivity is not something that requires let's say a certain type of IQ, it requires self-acknowledgment. You need to know who you are and what kind of peace you give yourself. You need to be grateful and flexible. You need to understand that bad things happen and they happen to everyone not just you and that you will be okay. It is okay to not be okay, not everyone has their shit together!