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Being productive

I recently started a culinary course which will take me a year to complete and qualify as a chef..it wasn't a dream nor a passion to become one..for those who know me on here, I've been living in horrible darkness for the past year, with no hope and totally lost..I don't know what made me take up this course, but all I can say is ever since i commenced I feel much better..I start to realise how comfortable I had become in the misery, the negativity, the anxiety, loneliness, depression that not only I couldnt see out of it but was afraid to step out of it to the unknown...having to focus on studies now I've slowly shifted from mentally disabling and torturing myself to positive thoughts such as I can do this, future goals, self improvements, New knowledge and skills and a will to not give up..shifting my idle mind to being productive gives me self satisfaction, new hope and positive Thinking..I don't know how I switched from bad to better..but I am meeting new people in class, I have something to get up for in the morning, gets me out of the house and I'm being productive..I don't put on a mask, I am who I am when I'm at college and slowly I'm getting my old self back..I don't know what message I want to get across but this is my case now and I feel much better..I have my background in darkness which motivates me with strength and wisdom from what I've learned from my previous circumstances , step by step to move forward..so whatever anyone gets out of this I hope it helps and hope it inspires you..this is what has helped me and i hope it helps others..

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So glad you signed up for that course. Having a purpose in life and social connections is the best medicine for depression and anxiety that there is. Wishing you great success.

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Thank you..

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I am so pleased for you!! well done and welcome to the lighter version of you. In order for me to succeed right now i must value how important it is for me to trust and just turn up somewhere where their is productivity because my brain will follow ( laughing). Life can be tough for me because i do a thorough job of complicating it. I have to put my study on hold at present and attend support group. I know by experience i will pass my exams if i manage myself and other issues with grace. Again am really pleased you are doing well because you posting your honesty helps me too!

take care

cara

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Thank you..and take care

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Inspiration! My class is next week but it’s different than I thought. If not I’m still looking. You are inspirational for sure! One thing that people will see is it just takes making that first step. I tell everyone idle minds breed negativity. Exercise or activity is the best medicine you can get! I’m so happy for you! ❤️

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Thank you..

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That is amazing, so glad you shared that! Definitely very helpful info for everyone to know that this made a big difference for you. I'm probably much older than you (my early 40s), but even so, I'm seriously considering starting a master's program, so this is encouraging. :)

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I'm 43..

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We're very close in age then! Sorry for making that assumption -- I just find so many younger folks posting that I made that assumption. But there really is a good diversity of ages on this site, so I shouldn't automatically assume like that!

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That's ok..goes to say age doesn't matter ...Hope you do your masters..

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That's great to hear so happy for you!

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Thank you..

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You're welcome so proud of you!

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