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Hello everyone!

This week’s post is based on this post.

Because of my chronic depression and anxiety, I often have a difficult time feeling hopeful about anything. Last year was particularly difficult in that regard.

However, in this first week of the new year, I feel so much hope. I just have this feeling like it’s going to be a great year.

One of the reasons behind these feelings is because I am starting to address my needs. I grew up in an environment where my needs were often put under the wants of everyone else, and so I sort of forgot how to properly take my needs into account.

This week, I’ve done everything in my power to make sure my needs are being met. On my days off, I made sure to get lots of rest and relaxation and quiet time. Every time negative thoughts enter my mind, I try to feel hope that life will get better.

I’m also trying to stop caring about what others think of me, because I know that the opinions of others have influenced how I feel about myself. I have never felt OK about fully being myself in the presence of anyone around me.

Ultimately, taking care of one’s self is not selfish. What others say about you is not who you are. Other people are not the judge of what makes you happy.

The world can only move forward through kindness. Putting your wants before the needs of others is detrimental. We must understand that everyone has different needs and that taking care of needs is not selfish.

Well, that’s about it for this week’s post. Have a great week everyone.