Why Depression Shouldn’t Stop Your Art

Why Depression Shouldn’t Stop Your Art

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Hey everybody! I'm Patrick Healy and this B Positive the worst vlog with the best of intentions my goal is to help you be more productive and more consistent and more inspired and more ambitious that's another good one company a moment to think of it but I still want you to be that in a lot of these videos I come across perhaps differently than maybe I am you may watch these videos and thinking I am relentlessly optimistic and oblivious to the difficulties of life in my life I have you know divorced I lived in my car I've watched loved ones daily suffered from severe depression and self-harm all these things are very grim but I share the cadets reason I would be doing you a disservice if I didn't talk to you about some of the greater difficulties in life some of the genuine difficulties and things like ignoring your inner critic and the accepting bad work are important but they're they're not the greatest struggles in life a couple years ago my ex-wife took away my daughter container and I get a chance to get her back and so that's a difficulty just a few days ago I found out that my ex-wife my daughter and moved here out of the state without telling me that's an especially that's an especially personal thing to share I share it because if I come across as someone who live and left lessly cheerful it's not an honest representation and here's why that honestly is important the optimism and the cheer and the energy that I share with you is not in adverts or unintentionally it's something I choose to do I have spent the last few days you could say listless oh I might say spineless because I feel like the core of me has been removed and if I could get someone to drag me to work and drive you to the places that I needed to be I would do that or or I'm inclined to do that I don't do that because when you start acting on your discouragement and your depression it takes ahold of you and I speak from great experience I can talk to your length about my history with loss to depression I can assure you if you give in to it it will get stronger and it will feel like well I just need a little break it'll take over and I there a lot of people who might describe me as pessimistic or cynical that doesn't mean that the things that I say to you here harms sincere or genuine they they absolutely are but as anyone else I struggle and I make a conscientious decision that at the end of it I have to come out on top I am 35 years old and I'm not going to be screwed over by my circumstances anymore and you shouldn't either regardless of your age there is too much in life that you have control of regardless of how out of control you may feel so let's live to get the better of you art is healing art is therapeutic and the truth is you do your best or you're miserable maybe not everybody maybe not everybody Lots being miserable an opportunity to look inside of you and see things that maybe are too quiet normally to see or through appreciate your experience in a way that others can't pain and misery are not without they're useless and when you realize that that's when you start to take control of your life again you are the victim as long as you suffer and wait for it to end and do the conquerer the second we take that pain and say and I'm going to turn it into something and that's your choice I know that there are a lot of people out there have tragedy that works mine or who have challenges that I'm not that I'm fortunate enough to not be struggling with right now and I generally believe that it's still within your power their power to overcome those things I still believe that the true challenge is is the way in which we meet those obstacles and I know it sounds easier said than done and it is obedience but it's real it's not a platitude it's not some dumb thing that people say to to someone to get them to shut up about their life if you are depressed if you are struggling I guarantee you you can get through it and I know that there are times when that sounds iconic now where you know this will never ever change and give up on yourself and give up other things that are important and within the realm of this blog specifically that means art specifically that means disengaging from something that can alleviate stress and can alleviate the things that keep you won't help at night that make you afraid to close your eyes when you go to sleep things that make you want to run away from seeing other people art is your deliverance you use it frankly art is the solution so ah is the interest of not sitting here and going on and on and on about a suffering let me just summarize by saying when things are art it seems really easy to give up on your artistic expressions and be artistic investments and stems it almost feels necessary or or a foregone conclusion that you can't do it and I invite you to challenge those thoughts it can be your path to recovery they can be your your tool of salvation and if you don't think it is I mean them please feel free to comment below this this is intended for anyone who's dead you're not helpless you're not helpless at all if you have anybody in your life who's artistic or or might occasionally need to hear that it's okay to suffer but you can put yourself out on top please share this online and if you haven't already subscribe alright if I'm gonna write here give me a little button let you do just that you click the button like the you VSN has ever happened thank you.

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