Some things we talk about with depression are keeping a gratitude journal which is writing down three things you're grateful for every night before you go to bed. What that does is eventually over two to three weeks after doing that it kind of shifts your mind to start looking for the good in the world instead of the bad.
Stop watching the news. Is there anything good on the news anymore? You don't need to know what Trump is doing, and you don't need to know what Russia's doing, you don't need to know any of that stuff. Just know what's right in front of you every single day of your life and be lucky and grateful for what you have right beside you.
I wake up and I'm grateful for having Jenna beside me, Jude waking up in the room next to me, getting to play with him and getting to serve the community that is yourselves and just growing our business is what I'm grateful for every day. I don't care what politics are doing, if that's of course part of your job that's another thing. The news is very negative and it's going to put you in a negative state of mind. Don't wake up with it and don't go to sleep with it, instead wake up with gratitude. Watch a video on YouTube just type in gratitude video, or affirmation video, or even do a prayer in the morning and you're just going to feel so much better throughout the day.
A couple years ago I started doing a gratitude journal every night and then I quit watching the news, that was a big one, but I started doing a gratitude journal and completely my mindset just shifted. It's for real! At first you might think it's a little crazy but it works for real. So, get out those gratitude journals and write down three things that you're grateful for every night. It’s so worth it!
Something I do in the morning is I wake up at 5:55 every morning, she usually sleeps in a little bit longer just because she's up with Jude and so she sleeps in a little bit longer. So I have a half-hour to an hour to myself so I'll listen to positive affirmations, I'll listen to prayers, I'll listen to things to get my mind set right for the morning and then once Jude gets up I'm in a happy state. He's in a happier state because of that and Jenna's in happier state because of that.
Then, we exercise and we drink lots of water during that time when we just hang out for the first two hours of our morning and just get our mind right and just kind of prepare for the day in a good state of mind. If you have to get up a little bit earlier to do that type of stuff it's so worth it. Your body will adjust to what time you get up as long as you're going to sleep at a good time to get up a little earlier. Do some of those things and really spend time on yourself and that's a huge deal.