How I Try to Cope with My Depression by Celebrating Small Wins

How I Try to Cope with My Depression by Celebrating Small Wins

As I resort to celebrate the small wins in my daily life, I begin once again to find joy in the mundane. Afterall, waking up, taking shower, having breakfast, meeting a friend is a series of ordinary things that I don’t think of celebrating before. But, it definitely helps to anchor me to the present, whereas before, I was stuck in the future planning of something grander that I forget, being able to live, breathe, surrounded by people who you love and who love you are something joyful. Continue reading How I Try to Cope with My Depression by Celebrating Small Wins

Disconnect to Reconnect: Prologue & Day One

Disconnect to Reconnect: Prologue & Day One

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Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me (Bill Hayes, 2017).

I was consciously aware of how the first thing I did by the time I woke up was checking on my phone – particularly Instagram – and spent waste ten to fifteen minutes scrolling aimlessly on Instagram, and, out of habit, and my pet peeves, click through a bunch of Instagram stories until I watched all of it. The problem is, I always wake up late, I have a hard time falling asleep before 2:00 A.M. and as a result, I always wake up sometimes between 8:00 to 9:00 A.M. when I have to be at my office by at least 11:00 A.M. Surely wasting 10 – 15 minutes of my precious morning time is absolutely a terrible idea. One time during my aimless scroll, I stumbled upon a local gossip account which I loathe so much for its’ tendency to pry and invade others’ private space whilst hypocritically helped those in needs by helping those people viral, thus, generating assistance to those people. Anyway, the post I stumbled upon was a post about the latest chemical weapon attack on Syria which was tweeted by Piers Morgan. Piers Morgan was the winner of the U.S. celebrity version of The Apprentice, in 2008. He was chosen by Donald Trump and his tweet said that Syrians children are bombed by Assad. The caption by that account only said: Ini yang terjadi di Syria’. No further explanation. The post irked me so much, not only because it was a screenshot of a tweet posted by a clear supporter of the irrational Trump, but, also because the responses it garnered: 53,563 likes on a clearly one-sided opinion with no factual evidence.
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