OK. OK. Speaking new words may not change your life in an instant.
But we’re talking about starting. We’re discussing the beginning of a great change, and no one has ever been able to see the vastness of great possibility at the very beginning. It’s something that unfolds as you do. You are always in the process of unfolding.
Here’s something to try.
Think of new ways that you can describe your situation. You don’t need to be in a clinical state of depression to do this. You can just be how you are, beautiful and imperfect.
Have you sunk? Or are you floating again? What does that mean to you? By thinking and talking in ways that are unnatural to you, you’ll start to see other possibilities. Your words will start to build a life different than the one you’re currently living.
Words have power. They shape minds. They build attitudes. They’ve been used for thousands of years to craft societies–because words are the foundations of ideas. All big movements start with an initial idea, which is composed of words.
Now we’re starting to see a grander vision than simply “depressed.”
There are more words out there, still floating in the ether, waiting for you. You have the power to grab them and reel them in.
Keep thinking and talking to yourself, and then use your new mental health vocabulary to connect with others. Share your new words with them. Just try them on for size.
You’re not going to find the “perfect” words because there are no perfect words.
There’s just you–and your infinite ability to create your life. That’s enough. Because you’re enough.