Day 59: The Anti-Depression Lifestyle

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Throughout the day, I regularly slow down, stop, and notice how I am feeling and how I am doing overall. I think this is partly because of my habit of writing morning pages, partly because of my deep practice of Vipassana meditation, and partly because I have started daily journaling,

What I have been finding has been shocking to me. Whether I am sitting on the floor tying my shoe laces, running along the curb on the way to the gym, or standing at my desk at home, there is a single, common thread to my experience: I feel inspired and excited about life, all the time. I feel a massive amount of potential ahead of me. I feel so much possibility.

Depression is usually characterized by feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness, and despair. I seem to be experiencing anti-depression. I have been experiencing inspiration, excitement, and self-confidence consistently now for at least the past few weeks. And this is clearly sustainable. I sleep enough. I eat enough. I exercise enough. I am productive. I have a social life.

My life is working really well. It’s working so well because I have a basic functional lifestyle. I do the best of what works, and I do it consistently every day.

If you want to feel consistently inspired as well then please join me on this lifestyle challenge.

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An engineer-psychologist focused on machine intelligence. I write from my own experience to support others in living more fulfilling lives | duncanriach.com

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