Life is beautiful

Life is beautiful and worth living.

Dieter F. Uchtdorf, from this article

I have struggled with depression at different points of my life, and I wanted to share what helped me through those dark times–and they are things that still help me to stay happy and know that life is beautiful and worth living.


  • Pray
  • Pray again
  • Pray even more
  • Study scriptures and other inspiring books to know and understand truth
  • Know that you are a child of God
  • Be grateful


  • Simplify
  • Cut unimportant things out of your life
  • Be present
  • Take time to ponder
  • Stay busy
  • Slow down
  • Small steps are good steps
  • Have regular planning sessions
  • Set modest goals for yourself
  • Motivation follow action; knowledge follows obedience


  • Take a nap
  • Exercise
  • Drink water
  • Take supplements
  • Go on antidepressants


  • Count positive thoughts with a clicker
  • Write down thoughts and talk back to the negative ones
  • Just because you feel a certain way doesn’t make those negative thoughts true
  • Be optimistic and have a good perspective, and don’t predict the future.


  • Don’t blame yourself when it’s not your fault
  • Guilt is about viewing yourself as a bad person; godly sorrow is realizing that you are divine
  • Be okay with your weakness–everyone has a lot of weaknesses
  • Don’t “should” yourself–replace should statements with “I want to.”
  • Be gentle with yourself


  • Don’t compare yourself
  • Embrace being average
  • You don’t have label yourself as good or bad–you are just a person who is trying
  • Success is family
  • Don’t fake it
  • Learn not to care what other people think about you; care what God thinks about you
  • See yourself how God sees you
  • You are worthwhile because you are a child of God; you don’t need anything more than that
  • Give away your image of a perfect person


  • Empathy
  • Don’t judge others, and don’t label them
  • Don’t try read people’s minds
  • Swallow anger and complaints and they’ll go away
  • Serve others often


  • Participate in a hobby
  • Get out of the house
  • Learn something new


  • Talk to people
  • Read
  • Spend time with family and friends
  • Learn how to communicate better with others



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