I believe one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day. So, how about some positivity on everybodies most depressing day of the week? This is a series of true stories coming from random citizens of this beautiful world as a weekly dose of motivation for a happier day, a happier week and (hopefully) a happier life. Sixth one comes from a 19-year-old from Belgium. She didn’t want to share her name with you. At the moment she’s studying photography here in Ghent, Belgium.
‘’When I was like 15 I had this period when I didn’t like myself. I didn’t like the way I looked. At all. I thought I was fat. And I thought about it all the time, so I was feeling down all the time. I was seriously depressed. I thought I wasn’t good enough and that no guy will ever like me. I mean, I felt REALLY depressed. In addition, I didn’t eat a lot and I constantly threw up. I was too pale and tired all the time, so I went to the doctors. And I.. I found out I was sick. I was bulimic. Yeah… That was a seriously depressive period of my life. However, at some point I decided to go on a vacation, to forget about everything. To start over. And it really helped. I got better then. And later, I met my boyfriend and everything just got way better. (laughs)
And my Mondays… Well, I’m always tired on Mondays. I live in Essen, it’s somewhere near Antwerp. So, to come to Ghent, I have to wake up at 6 o’clock to catch a train. That’s why I’m always tired. Company of my sister and some of my friends on the train to Antwerp helps, though. They really do help me get through early Monday mornings. And then I go from Antwerp to Gent alone, so I like to spend my time reading. Reading inspiring things motivates me to get through the day. So, friends and good books. That always works.’’
If you have a story you’d like to motivate others with, feel free to e-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org.