Recently Wil Wheaton published
Incidently a famouse news blog, owned by a very rich american, asked him to let them republish. The price would be "exposure" also know as "bugger all", zip, zilch, nadda, nothing, thin air or sometimes £0.00p. Quite rightly, he told them that as they can afford to pay writers, they should. Amen to that.
Anyway, back to rebooting one's life. Wil Wheaton writes very honestly about that old black dog, depression. I would just like to point out that we know where you are coming from, Wil.
Given that I am a geek prone to working out general principles, I thought I would give you seven principles of life rebooting that are based on Wil Wheaton's example and my own experiences. Mostly because it is easier than talking about my own struggles.
1. Let yourself be happy.
Will Wheaton cuts right to the quick and points out that his own depression had tricked him into feeling that he did not deserve to be happy. That's why depression is such a bitch. If you never had had it, you do not know how lucky you are; trust us, you don't.
Thing zero (computer geeks count from zero) that Will Wheaton might not know he did (he never outright says so) was he started to remind himself that he did deserve to be happy.
You deserve to be happy to on account of being alive. It might not feel like it, but so do I.
Principle one is this - remind yourself that you deserve to be happy and then go ahead and be happy even if Black Dog makes a fuss.
Do this every day. Make it part of your start of day routine. Do something every day that reminds you that you are allowed to be happy. It makes everything easier.
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