5 Ways To Dig Yourself Out Of Depression

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2. Do something you fear.

I was scared of being alone, of not having a boyfriend. Boyfriends were mirrors to me. I didn’t value myself, so I’d look for other people to do it for me. If I didn’t have a boyfriend, I didn’t have value.

The best decision I ever made was facing my fear of being alone by living alone. I remember sitting on the floor of my new house surrounded with boxes on moving day, eating a salad and feeling this empowering sense of freedom. Alone went from scary to liberating.

Facing my fear of living alone gave me the courage to realize I determine my own value. It’s not determined by my relationship status. What fear do you need to face?

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