Inspirational Creativity That Helps With Depression

Among the many methods and techniques to manage depression, imagination and inspiring creativity are two of the most important ones.

Inspiration is defined as “the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.” And, creativity is defined as “the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work.”

I dedicate this page to showcasing some of the artistic work I have recently started learning and doing. Work that helps me clear my mind and emotions, and better manage my depressive bouts.

I will be adding more images as I create new pieces. I hope this page and the images it contains will inspire you to probably choose to let your artistic muse guide you through your healing process as well.

Here are some of the pieces I have created:

It is sometimes difficult to accept that we are not like others, especially when we live with depression. Yet, with constant inner work, we can learn to accept, and embrace, the miracle that we truly are. Once we get there, it becomes easier to Own Who We Are, and be proud of ourselves as well. The secret is perseverance in the face of everything else.

By accepting who and what we are, we also learn to love ourselves. Building on this knowledge of our essence helps us, day-by-day, to Love Ourselves Fiercely.

Do we need reminders for this to happen? It is possible, but it doesn’t matter. What matters is that we get there!

I woke up like this today. One cannot always wake up cheerful and sunny-faced, and it is definitely okay to accept and embrace this fact. So, however way I wake up, I just tell myself, "I woke up like this today" and there's nothing wrong with that!

I love this piece of art because it bluntly shows my state of mind when I wake up some days. I don’t have to wake up cheerful and happy each day! And it has happened that, after hearing, “Good Morning”, I have answered, grumbling, “What’s so good about it!?” And then… I would feel really bad for being so impolite.

The truth of the matter? I don’t have to wake up cheerful every day. I don’t have to be mean to people either, but I can definitely say to myself now, “I Woke Up Like This Today!” … And THAT is okay! 🙂

Even if we have difficulty believing it when we are in a deep depression, we do have some of the strongest hearts. Our hearts are full of scars and wounds, yet we are still hanging on and looking for ways to find happiness. So, let's strive to always remember that, The Strongest Hearts Have The Most Scars!

There are wonderful people in my life that have reminded me over and over again that I am a strong person, and that I have a strong, caring heart.

In my deepest bouts of depression, I would not believe their words. They were too much for me. Thankfully, one day I believed them, and embrace my strong heart.

It is those scars that make us strong, and with love and patience, we can finally accept this part of who we are.

Believing in ourselves sometimes takes time, patience, perseverance and, above all, hard work.

It is doable, however. We don’t need to go into full-blown belief at once, but a little bit, even a tiny bit, every day is enough. It builds up with time! 🙂

Don’t know where to start? Try looking at one single good thing you did today. Just one. Pat yourself on the back. Tomorrow evening… Look at another little thing you did… 😉

Not all days have to be good in our lives. Variety is the key to a balanced life. Tomorrow will be a different day, so today I tell myself, "It is okay to have a bad day!"

Depression is sometimes a cyclic thing. It comes and goes. Sometimes, after many years of going through the same cycle, we get tired of it. I have learned to look at it as just that, a repetitive cycle in my life. So, today, I have learned to look at a “bad day” as just that… one day that is not like yesterday was. And then I say, “Ah! I am having a bad day… It’s okay, tomorrow will be another day…”

Compassion is a treasure of the heart that uplifts people, as it shows them that we we care for them, feel warmth and want to help them in any possible way.

Managing depression through self-love and self-compassion requires awareness, patience, and practice.

Knowing that others feel compassion, not pity, for us warms our heart and help us in our daily healing.

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