#5: Shit still happens

#5: Shit still happens!

Even if you manage to beat depression or anxiety, shit still happens. You must expect that you will still have blue or bad days. Life is a rollercoaster, take the good with the bad, but don’t dwell too long on the bad.


Good morning guys, it’s another beautiful morning out here this morning.

Me and ‘B dog’ we’re doing our walk and getting ready for the day ahead, get the blood pumping.

I’m Ian Schell and I’m glad to be alive!

Today I want to talk about something probably a little more personal for me, but even though I feel like I have basically beaten depression and anxiety, I still have bad days and for anyone to think that they’re gonna beat depression and not ever see a blue day or a bad day, you’re kidding yourself because life still happens, but with the right tool set, with the right thinking, you tend to bounce back a little quicker.

But yesterday was a doozy, me and the missus were in a full-on shouting match and unfortunately the kids were in ear shot too, so not a proud parenting moment.

What should one do in these situations? I’m almost telling myself this, because I kind of need this right now. You’ve got to step back from the situation, try and point your focus or somewhere else, look for the positives, look for the learning look for the message behind the criticisms. If something gets me down, generally I let myself feel it with full emotion and ‘just grip it and rip it’ so to say,  I grab that emotion I let myself feel it and then are try and switch focus.

Now sometimes that’s a little easier said than done particularly in the case of like yesterday, when you know you might have a major argument or major fight or something like that, it can be difficult to bounce back from that quickly. So even though I practice what I preach, yesterday was a tough one. For me, now, this walk is part of my ‘clear the head routine’ hopefully I’ll get out here and I’ll do a circuit around town and hopefully by the end of it I’ll have some clarity and peace of mind about how to tackle things and how to move forward.

So yeah, just rest assured that even though you might get past your anxiety or depression, life still happens.

Yeah I’ll talk to you very soon, see you guys, have a great day!


About The Author

Ian Schell

Ian is a machine designer who has fought a long-standing battle with depression and won. Ian's vision is simple: 'Create a better world through growth, progress and innovation'.