The thing with being depressed and being stuck in quarantine is, that it hits a person twice as hard. Your thoughts are stuck in your head and now your body is stuck at home. I don’t take this topic lightly and therefor find it important to share my most useful tips with you on how to occupy your mind with optimism and deal with depression in times like this. Let’s do this.
So you want to make you life less shitty, more pretty? You want that million dollar home and summer body, Coachella goodness? But yet here you are working a 9 to 5 job, scrolling down your facebook feed not knowing what to cook for dinner!? Then, stop what you’re doing and look no further, because I have the secret for YOU!
We often think that dealing with depression is a hard thing to do. I certainly agree with this, and because there are many different reasons why someone suffers from it, I came up with two simple ways for everyone to apply it into their lifestyles. And yep, meds are not included!
It all started on October 7th, 1996 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Well, the blogging part didn’t start of course, it’s the date when I was born but you probably figured that out already! Anyway, the nurse at the hospital almost gave me away to the wrong family. She got my momma shook, that’s for sure! Wait, where was I going with this? Oh yes, welcome to my blog!
It’s just in my nature
I’ve always been the type of gal who walked her own path. I’ve almost had every hairstyle, went from Goth, to Hip-Hop to Punk and all of that in one week. Love to binge watch Star Wars and I listen to anything from epic orchestral to pure metalcore.
I’ve always embraced self expression, because it made me who I am today. A nerdy metalhead who loves makeup and nature. But there has always been one thing in particular that I’ve always had within me and never changed. I like to make people laugh and make them feel good about themselves.
Not a day goes by, that I don’t crack a joke and make someone laugh. I’ll always find a reason to crack a joke. It’s just in my nature. And it’s not because I want people to find me funny, because hunny, I laugh the hardest at my own jokes, lol! This nature also reflects on to my writing style.
I don’t do boring, I do not want to blend in. To be different is to be interesting. You’re able to share something new with someone, and with that you can inspire.
Positivity is such a beautiful topic to write about in general. And I really love to ”own the words”, if that makes any sense. What I mean by that is, that even though you guys and gals can’t see or hear me, you still can get my vibe through my writing. It’s like we’re hanging out, having a deep conversation while drinking Starbies, but not really. And I’m like, giving advise and stuff.
I’m just a farm boy, really
I’d like to compare myself to Luke Skywalker. Not because I believe I’m a Jedi (which I actually do but let’s keep that between you and me 😉) It’s because he was once just a farmboy. A farmboy who eventually became a Jedi Master and legend.
Now if you’re not a Star Wars fan you probably have no clue what the fuck I’m talking about. But long story short, we all start from nothing. But as life continues, we see, hear feel, learn and eventually adapt. There is failure, there is lessons to be learned, there is loss, grieve and everything in between. But that is what makes us who we are today. Everything you’re going through in life is for a reason and that my friend, is the Luke Skywalker philosophy I believe in.
It fills my heart
Although I like to make jokes and spaghetti, I can also be really serious – from time to time, of course. Besides all the funny jokes, I still keep the moral of the story in mind. I take it very seriously because those who read my posts, might be going through a really though time.
I find it very satisfying to help people. I’ve always had that mindset and I knew ever since I was a little girl, that I was going to do something with that gift, because in all honesty that is what helping people is, to me.
I will never take that for granted and I am so thankful that I’ve been given this opportunity. I put my heart and soul into everything I do, because I believe that by sharing your passion with true intentions, it will reflect on what you’re trying to put out there for the world to read.
And since laughter is very important too, I will always – just like in real life – find a reason to crack a joke and hopefully make you laugh. Because at the end of the day, hope is all we can count on and what will get us through the day. ❤
Life has its way of throwing curveballs at you, and that can be pretty tough, challenging and often frustrating. That’s why I want to give you the optimism and strength you are looking for to get through this. And for sure, there are many blogs on the web that can provide you this, but they aren’t a farm boy that destroyed the Death Star. #JustSaying
Good Vibes Boulevard is a blog where any individual in the world can feel free, inspired, ambitious and motivated. It doesn’t matter what race, gender, religion and everything in between. You are all unique, one and very welcome to join the path to a positive life. You don’t have to find solutions on your own, because I will be here to help you out.
Here at Good Vibes Boulevard we believe in one thing and that is to: Conquer From Within. Well, we also believe in ourselves so that means we’re believing in two things, but you get my point!
Imagine being on top of the world. Everything you ever dreamed of is now reality. After all those long years of struggling, failing, succeeding, blood, sweat and tears you finally made it.. Are you imagining it? Good, you’re starting to believe in yourself.
Can you imagine yourself having a championship fight against Conor McGregor? I know what you’re thinking: ”Dounia, where the hell are you going with this!?’ But hold on, because what if I told you, that you might be in that exact fight (kinda) without even realizing it?