James Park

Depression

Articles

What Now?

Arriving at my goal to write for one year, I found myself asking “what now?”

I answered, “be curious.”

The Trick

There’s a scene from Lawrence of Arabia, where Lawrence puts out a match with his fingers. He explains “the trick, is not minding that it hurts.” I was entranced by this line and wondered if we could use this mentality with negative emotions.

Stop the Scroll

When stuck in a depression scroll, don’t try to stop it. Instead, just scroll to the next thing. What’s depression scroll? Glad you asked.

Fail to Success

Failing is when an expectation has yet to occur. We attach the negativity ourselves.

Inquiry, Writing Instead of Trying

Byron Katie’s Inquiry process brought me out of a negative spiral. It helped me to actually write, instead of trying to write.

Satisfaction

Create a satisfaction loop by being specific, feeling progress, and accepting reality.

Gratefulness for the Ungrateful

To practice gratefulness, don’t force yourself to think of something positive. Instead, start with going on the offense.

Rip Currents

Rip currents will grip you if you let it. Depression is the same.

It’s Okay to Compare

A common piece of advice for life is to not compare yourself to others. It seems a bit ironic though when comparison is present in

It’s Okay to Have Negative Thoughts

The title may be an unpopular opinion, but hear me out. It’s okay to have negative thoughts because it’s actually normal. It may not feel

Begin Again

On March 4, 2021, I published my first Thursday post titled “How I’m Fighting Depression.” I explained how 4 things were helping me to beat

It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

This week, I’m taking a break from the Living Accidentally series. Partially because I’m not quite sure of a topic and partially because I want

The I’m Broken Cycle

I realized while freewriting that I tell myself often that I’m broken. I need fixing. Something is wrong with me. I’m fucked up. It eventually

How I’m Fighting Depression

There’s not one thing that will help get over depression. It’s a whole mix bag of things. Here’s my mixed bag over the last 60