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It’s Monday! Today, and the week, are yours

How to Prevent Depression

“I can’t believe it’s Monday again. ‘Course the days all seem to blend together anymore. How am I going to gather myself to participate? How will I survive?”

I can’t think of too many people who couldn’t use a pep talk going in to any day of the week.

But Monday for someone enduring a mood or anxiety disorder? You gotta’ be kidding me!

So let’s see what we can do to get you going!

Okay! “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.”

Come on, you know I’m kidding, right?

The Best of Intentions

My intention really isn’t to somehow convince you that Monday isn’t an insurmountable day. Any day, for that matter.

If you ask me, that’s trite and insulting.

So how ’bout this? Between your article comments, forum posts, and emails; I know life doesn’t come easy for a lot of chipur readers.

There’s depression, anxiety, panic, hopelessness, desperation, physical pain, strained and broken relationships, and so much more.

Any set of traditional and supposed magical words would bounce off you like so many ping pong balls.

The Brightest Dawns

So I’m going to offer you this for today…

I know your pain and I empathize. Putting a day together is no small task, but putting a day together – a Monday – is everything you need to do.

It may likely be difficult, and you may crawl your way back to bed in short order. But there’s every possibility this will be the day you emerge.

Don’t ever forget the brightest of dawns follow the darkest and stormiest nights.

So take your Monday, and the rest of your week – and squeeze from them all you can.

They’re yours!

  • june

    Hi Bill,

    I recenty have been researching Art Therapy as a career change and came across your site.I have been in the creative field 20 yrs and feel the need to help people.
    I read your bio and you cetainly inspired me. Its never top late to return to school.I am attending CW Post, Long Island University in September in Cinical Art Therapy..I see your from Connecticut. Im from Long Island Suffolk County.Your blog is very intersting and has alot of useful information which I find helpful.
    Have a good week.

    June

    • Hi June! Thank you for visiting chipur and for participating. I’m glad you find the material meaningful and I sure appreciate your kind words.

      Me an inspiration? Aw shucks! You’re right – if one has found her/his passion it’s never too late to head back to school. Best move I ever made. I’m glad you made the decision to move forward. Congratulations!

      Hey, don’t know where you got Connecticut!? Living in Michigan just now – Chicago 26 years prior.

      Bill