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Having Hope After a Bad Day With Depression


Yesterday, my depression got the best of me; I didn’t do any homework and cried all day, but today is different. Today is a new day.

I woke up, fought my urges and ate breakfast. I talked to my mom and did some homework. I am now going to class and actually looking forward to my other classes today.

Depression defiantly does have ups and downs, but today I’m up. I don’t know how my mood is going to change, but that is how depression affects me. So, if you’re having one of those awful bad days, just know it will not all be bad. Yesterday, I could have sworn I would never be “OK” but look at me now — I am procrastinating in a healthy way and crossing things off from my to-do list!

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