1. Be proud of yourself for the small things.
    Getting out of bed...turning your negative thoughts into positive ones... getting your homework done.
  2. Don't run away when you're scared.
    I know I distance myself from people when I'm overwhelmed or run away from responsibilities when I'm afraid of failing. I know that facing it makes it easier in the end.
  3. It's okay to do what makes you happy.
    Listening to Elvis Duran show all day...driving a little bit out of the way just to go skiing... If it makes you happy, do it.
  4. It's also okay to have really lazy days.
    If all you did was get out of bed to go downstairs to eat something, that's OKSY, you're not a terrible person for taking a day for yourself.
  5. You need to take it one day at a time.
    If you think about what needs to be done a month from now, a week, even 3 days, you're going to break yourself down. Take each day ONE at a time and you're going to be okay.
  6. You're not in the same place you used to be.
    I KNOW that I'm in a happier, healthier state of mind than I used to be. I've fixed or am fixing mistakes I've made...I know how to help myself when things get bad. Even on the bad days, I can be proud of myself for how far I've come.
  7. You don't have to have your life figured out in one day.
    Sometimes I compare myself to friends or old classmates and say...why haven't YOU done this? Why aren't you at this same point? I know I'm doing the best I can with what I have. I know I'll get to where I need to be in time...as long as I do what I scan control that's what matters.