advice, Alice, Alice in Wonderland, depression, disney princess, princess

Very Good Advice (Part 1?)

I’ve been a little distracted this month. Distracted by clearing away nonsense. Distracted by trying to write a different blog post (I can’t get it just right yet). Distracted by next month’s princess – getting all the things and planning.

Alice doesn’t really appreciate being ignored. And it’s rude to ignore people in the first place.

Today, instead of trying to make the other blog post work. I want to focus on the song Alice sings when she’s at her lowest.

I can’t speak for the whole world, but I would assume that we’ve all had moments like this. Where everything is going wrong and it all seems impossible. Dark. For those who’ve had or have depression, it constantly feels this way (or a version of).

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Alice has had her moments of confusion and fear, etc. so far in Wonderland, but mostly she just goes with the flow. That isn’t always possible, and that’s OK.

Alice, I think, is relatable outside of this scene too. She wants life to be more exciting. She wants things to be her way. She talks to her pets like they are human.

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She gives herself very good advice.

I like to think I’m good a giving advice. Whether or not this is true, I do it all the time. I give it to others, but I give it to myself also.

Do I listen to my good advice?

HA!

“You are more than your depression.”

 “If you wake up on time and get moving, you won’t panic because you are running late.”

“Don’t listen to those negative thoughts, they’re not true.”

“You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.”

( Oh, wait! That’s from Winnie the Pooh)

What does Alice ask herself?

“Will I ever learn to do the things I should?”

I honestly don’t know, Alice. Life is hard enough.

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I make it harder by being my own worst enemy.

How do we get out of the cycles we find ourselves in?

That’s the question I’m going to leave us with for now. I have a few more posts I want to write this month to explore this a little more. I know, I’m a little behind. (I have very good advice for procrastinating too…)

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