Write down all the reasons WHY you feel like dying. Here are some examples:
I have no money.
I have no job.
No one cares about me.
I don’t want to be here.
I wish my life wasn’t like this.
Next, cross out each thought and replace it with an affirmation or an objective truth, even if you don’t believe it at the time. You can write the logical reason why your affirmation is true to help you believe in the statement.
I have no money. Money is abundant.
This is the truth. Money is the most abundant resource on this planet. It is the one resource that will never disappear as long as you’re here. It is renewable.
No one cares about me. People care about you.
Why don’t you call a family member or a friend this morning? Someone cares about you, you just can’t see it right now. I care about you.
I don’t want to be here. You are here.
Removing your thoughts on the situation can help you see it more clearly. You are here, regardless of what you think of this place. Feel this moment, feel the environment. It’s not as scary as it feels, it just is.
I wish my life wasn’t like this. I like my life the way it is.
Of course, it’s okay to also like your life and not like your life. Both can be true at once, don’t forget this. Another piece of wisdom I have for you is that if you can find ways to like your life right now, then you will always like your life, since your life only happens in the now.
When you don’t believe an affirmation is true, act as if it is. You can ask yourself- if these affirmations were true, what would I do? And then act on it.
Go easy on yourself this morning. Just do what you can, even if its just breathing. One thing I would recommend is to meditate. Turn off all distractions and just sit somewhere. If you can’t sit anywhere, do it while you’re walking. I suggest opening your eyes, to take in your environment. Focus on each breath you take. Feel how it goes up your nose and out your mouth. Check in with your body- how does it feel?
And of course, have a sip of coffee. Focus on how it tastes. Isn’t it delicious?
If anything, coffee is always worth waking up for.