In order to defeat the lies that seem like the truth at the time, I post positive phrases around my house or memorize them in order to repeat their truth over and over again.
Right now, some of my favorites are:
“Today a little work; tomorrow eternal rest.” – from the book, My Sisters the Saints, by Colleen Carol Campbell.
Feelings are NOT facts.
I am loved despite my faults and failures.
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher
Lots of people struggle with depression like I do. I am not alone in my pain and suffering.
“I do not have to do great things, only small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa of Calcutta
I can’t hate my way into loving myself.
“No one can make me feel inferior without my consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
I need love the most when I feel I deserve it the least.
It’s OK to ask for help.
If you’d like some more ideas, check out Therese’s Blog post, 15 Affirmations to Say When You’re Depressed.