For all those who are struggling right now... 1. What a beautiful and inspiring post! Reading this list has put a smile on my face and I can only agree with you, there is so much left to discover and so many amazing places to see or moments to experience. These are the keys to marital success. You would hurt a lot people that love you more than life itself. Life may not be a fairytale, but there are definitely moments that feel like it. You are a beautiful human being. Despite what I’ve been through, I’m still here! While I am working on Part II of the Hospital stay I thought I would share with you a list I have been crafting since I got home. My name is Heather and I'm just a teenager making a difference in the topic of mental health. Life is hard. It's all so true. I was also a previous You Matter Blogger for the Suicide Prevention Lifeline. 21. Volunteering and making someone’s day. Marriage truly is good for your health — and your longevity. I am courageous. Below are fifty reasons to stay alive. And here are 100 reasons to keep going. 48. Sadness doesn't last forever. The human body is able to lift thousands of pounds if trained correctly. I want to grow up to be something. 2. 28. Reasons to Stay Alive is Matt’s inspiring account of how, minute by minute and day by day, he overcame the disease with the help of reading, writing, and the love of his parents and his girlfriend (and now-wife), Andrea. Your best friends laugh. It doesn't have to be a friend or the doctor. So Relatable was asked to give someone 5 reasons to stay alive. You’ll hurt both yourself and all the people you care about. My life isn’t over yet. I … But I want you to know that nothing lasts forever. Advocacy is something that keeps me going. 1. ( Log Out /  My family would miss me. hehe! Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. There are things about me that the world needs. A genuinely twisted creepy psychological thriller that left be on edge till the very end. Hot chocolate on cold winter days. It might not seem like it right now, but the purpose of … You can keep on living. 27. Be aware that you are breathing. There is hope, though. Don’t hesitate to call a suicide prevention lifeline (please look at the bottom of this post for the numbers).]. It's so inspiring. I am still meant to be here. My drive to help others in need can change the world. Honestly, I'm speechless I think I'll give this a shot. Confidential helplines like Samaritans are there to listen 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. You won’t be able to listen to music if you die. 16. -Heather, Hi! Suicidal thoughts are awful. I kind of can't get over how much I love your blog right now. He did that, but he also felt like he should go the extra step and make a video for the world that gave 50 reasons to stay alive! At school, I see the most beautiful things on the bathroom stalls instead of hate: “You should never think you should kill yourself. :) xx, I'm obsessed with all of your posts at the moment - every single one of them seems to draw me in! 2. Although I did find this book quite a tough read at times I wasn't particularly invested in it nor did I care for any of the characters. 29. Watching someone talk about something they’re passionate about. People care enough about you and your future to come up 100. As someone who has struggled with chronic depression, I can tell you that these things have happened for me and I believe they can happen for you. You have a contribution to make to the world, even if you’re not sure what it is. I want a chance to change the world. I know these are words. :) Thank you x, This was a lovely post to read :) I've had such a hard depression day, and reading this put a smile on my face. A person is priceless. Here are 50 reasons why: 50. If all else fails, repeat to yourself: MY LIFE IS IMPORTANT. 98. Living through suicidal thoughts is amazing! 6. There are so … Get (or stay) hitched. I think everyone should read this! And eventually, he learned to appreciate life all the more for it. I am glad it has brightened your day, that makes me so happy! Facts on mental illness, tips for overall mental health, and my personal experiences. 11. Welcome! It’s full of all the reasons I want to or should want to stick around. 5. There are so many reasons why being alive is awesome. ( Log Out /  Knowing that they care. In fact, some of these remind me of reasons why I should stay alive. Random acts of kindness. 44. Even if only one person loves you, that’s still a reason to stay alive. This post was originally published on 17 May 2018 *Warning – this post may contain triggers* I know it may be distressing, but sometimes, no always, when I hit rock bottom I count my reasons to stay alive. The shopkeeper that gives me discounts. A spiritual truth: If you are alive, your life matters. But, the final and most important one is, just, being able to experience life. ‘ Reading and writing are the most nourishing forms of meditation anyone … xhttp://guiliannamarie.blogspot.com, aw thank you! Your reason to live depends entirely on you. Life is a gift; some people depart too soon and don’t have the fortune to know life. You should live: 1. 1. We all know that. 51. But, if you're struggling to stay alive, I think it's time to see a doctor, counselor, psychiatrist, or call a hotline. Those who have … 35. 34. There are a lot of things that we take … The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. These reasons can be anything from positive affirmations/reminders to memories and things that make you happy. !Blessings,Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com, Oh I love this post Nic, you can tell it comes straight from the heart....love it. Definitely something I needed to read today, you just made my day and made me realize there's so much more to life, thankyou so much Nicole xxx, aw bless you! I could write more—much more—but, for the sake of time, let’s start with 50. 8. That feeling I get when I hear my favorite song playing. I enjoyed the fact that this book did deal with a few senstive topics such as family and abusive relationships. Change ), Factsheet and Resources: Borderline Personality Disorder, Follow Staying Strong & Keeping On on WordPress.com. 7. These are all really important things to remember!Ella xxwww.inellaselement.co.uk. The pure ability of the human body. I believe in you. Open in app; Facebook; Tweet; Reddit; Mail; Embed; Permalink ; purplebuddhaquotes. 50 Reasons To Stay Alive Life is hard. Nothing is guaranteed in life. You're honestly doing such an amazing job x Sara / AboutLittleThings, aw thank you so much Sara for your kind words, always x, Such a beautiful post! Is there any more reason to smile? 19. Times where you feel on top of the world and times where nothing seems to be going right. They take over your mind and tell you that now is the time to act on your thoughts. Women’s bodies go through childbirth. OMG! 97. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. 'I wrote this book because the oldest clichés remain the truest. Yes, there is always so much in the world we can do x, Nicole, this is such a beautiful post! 8. 2. Matt Haig could have added to that statistic when, aged 24, he found himself staring at a cliff-edge about to jump off. – This is a great reminder. 17. I've found my passion in advocacy and education. It will get better, I promise” is just one example. — Logan. Being myself without being ashamed. 38. Having someone listen to me fully and attentively. — N.P. Please see it out to the end. This made my day 10x brighter <3 Thank you!! It's always nice to be reminded about appreciating the little things in life x, aw lovely, I am sorry to hear that you have had a bad day! I love you. 18. Don't bottle it up. 11. Reasons to Stay Alive is about making the most of your time on earth. 36. 6. 31. Food is an amazing pick me up! 14. The Ultimate Directory Of Mental Health Helplines/... 5 Topics That Need To Be Taught About More In Sex ... How To Use Twitter To Boost Your Blog Traffic. If you are reading this then you are alive! And that's okay. But when you’re in the moment, about to make a rash decision, please consider why you have stayed alive in the past. 43. You are a miracle and you better believe it. The feeling of inspiration. Reasons to Stay Alive, authored by novelist Matt Haig, was published on 5 March 2015. Time heals. Thinking of people who you care about helps some people. Sarahwww.writingrambling.co.uk, haha! 4. I stay for my dog, I stay for my family, I stay to see what I’ll create next. Trying something new and exciting. What I do with the inspiration I get. 20. The moment where I let go. ( Log Out /  I stayed for my sisters, my grandparents, and I eventually came to accept, I stayed for me. That’s what matters. The prestigious … Skydiving. You have a unique role to play in the grand scheme of things. My favourite was "There are books you haven't read yet that will grip you"! I’m alive. 4. Remember that those who suffer can speak up. I hope that lots of people live because they know life at its best can be wonderfully good, and want to help make it so: and that is a great reason for living Guitar and piano. That’s incredible. “And most of all, books. Looking forward to your next post! 50 Reasons to Stay Alive. Being truly content. Feeling on top of the world when I score a goal in field hockey. 3. So very true. But what I want you to know is that your life is worth living. Watching the look in their eyes change from suffering to relief. So I really liked Eleanor, but I didn't care for park. Yes definitely! =P Or chocolate, you know whichever tickles your fancy! Because nobody else can see the world through your eyes. I can make a difference in this world in any way I want to. Killing yourself is never worth it. 3. Simply being. Dancing to music on the radio and not caring about how stupid I look. There are so many beautiful reasons to stay alive but here are 50. You will never trouble me ever. I say this in every post but please talk to me if you are going through a hard time. These are such important reminders, and I really hope that someone who needed this little pep up came across your blog today.Steph - www.nourishmeblog.co.uk, aw thank you so much Steph, that means a lot! These are ways I can express myself with no words. Reasons to Stay Alive is a moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive. 33. We don't have to of spoken before. Every book written … Nothing is guaranteed in life. I know if your suffering with depression or any mental illness that it's a lot harder to believe these words but trust me they are true. The feeling I get when I feel moved by someone. Music. 47. From the small gestures that keep the romance alive to tips on overcoming the challenges most couples face, we've gathered the best marriage tips from those who've stuck it out for half a century. It started off well and it ended well but the middle was just a bit of a meh read. Yo I’ve asked myself this question many times. Tomorrow might be a better day, but you have to get there to find out. 12. The world would be different if you were not born. 45. The one story every culture in the world agrees on is that the time a person feels it is impossible to … My life isn’t over yet. It was reviewed by The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, the … 41. 13. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth. Because you care about the world. And things really can get better, especially if we open up to others and try to leave that dark place xx 113-things-to-say.blogspot.com, aw thank you so much! After my list is … 50 Reasons to Live 1. Someone out there loves me for who I am. The feeling of finally getting something important done. My friends would miss me. The smell of hot chocolate on a cold day. What we can ask people to do is help us remember the things that we would miss - the reasons we should stay alive. These reasons can be anything from positive affirmations/reminders to memories and things that make you happy. 50. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. View all posts by Heather. And that's okay. I can do nothing or I can create my own future. Definitely going to come back to this when I feel down xxblossomofhope.blogspot.com, aw I hope you do and I hope it cheers you up! This has definitely brightened up my Sunday and helped me to remember how wonderful life is. Follow my Twitter account @mh_resources. 1,469 notes Mar 26th, 2019. [Visit this link if you are suicidal right now. Your moms smile. ( Log Out /  It's so thought provoking Xx, I love this post, Nicole! My heart is beating. A few might be similar to each other, but nothing's perfect. Suicide is not the answer. What's It's Like Living With Emetophobia (A Fear O... Understanding Eating Disorders- Anorexia | #SpeakUp, 30 Things Women Want Men To Know About Periods. Pain doesn't last forever and happiness doesn't last forever. Please please please talk to someone if you are struggling. Dealing With Negative Mental Health Experiences, Basic CSS Tips And Tricks To Improve Your Blog. My future is waiting for me. If you ever need to talk, you know where to find me xx, Such a lovely post that is so motivational. February 28, 2017 ~ thetornadowithprettyeyes. 2. There are millions of reasons to keep living. But I want you to know that nothing lasts forever. Watching snow fall on winter mornings. Let's hope so! Reasons to stay alive. You are living. It is more than a memoir. Moments where I’ve realized that life can’t be completely planned. 15. I hope it helped people out for sure xx, This is absolutely beautiful! 48. xKate/ katerosexo1.blogspot.com, Such a lovely post - so many amazing reasons here to want to stay alive, I will definitely be revisiting this when I'm having a down day!Lucy | Forever September, Thank you so much for this, there are often time we forget what we're here for and need something to remind us and show us, so thank you and this is worded so well xxgemmacharlotteblog.wordpress.com, Thank you for sharing this beautiful post. Reasons to stay alive. It’s no secret that my hospitalization was to protect me from myself. 25. I hope this post has helped and if there is anything you ever need, you know where to find me xx, This is such a beautiful post! I know this. Remembering that I’m NOT worthless. Kurt Vonnegut was right. 50. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. But if it's not, that's okay- there's always the day after that. 49. Having tiny little curiosities can keep you alive for a bit longer. You Should Stay Alive Medically reviewed by Scientific Advisory Board — Written by Nicholette Leanza, MEd, LPCC-S on May 23, 2017 The Netflix show 13 Reasons … It is a memoir based on life experiences of living with Major depressive disorder and Anxiety disorder. I'd never even thought about so many of the things on this list so thank you so much for sharing xxxCharlotte <3http://vieaveccharlotte.blogspot.co.uk/, Nicole this is such a beautiful and inspiring post, thank you for sharing it.Hollie xxholliethorpe.blogspot.co.uk, I am saving this blog post forever. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. I need to embrace those lovely moments. Bethany | Curly and Wordy. If you ever feel suicidal, don’t hesitate to call 1-800-273-8255 if you live in the U.S. Keep up to date with my really exciting life Here: such a raw and emotional story. I love this Nicole! Being able to hug that one person you haven't seen in years 99. One of them is cake, I mean, who wouldn't want to stick around to try all the different flavours of cake!? I had no idea where this was going to go but I was very pleased with all the creepy twists and turns. Loved it Nic thanks for writing it. There's a lot to live for. 3. I shall definitely be saving this! Speaking to others about what I’ve been through and helping them survive. There will be good and bad times. 3. I'm Nicole and I'm the creator of A beautiful Chaos a mental health blog dedicated to reducing the stigma and supporting those who battle with mental illness every single day, 31 Things All College/Sixth Form Freshers Need, 30 Things I Have Learnt From My First Year At College. Randomization1998 Mar 11, 2014. yay! It is is not easy to want to live again. We all know that. You're welcome! Listening to someone fully and attentively. Because there’s nothing wrong with telling myself that I deserve better. But you are here. How will you carry on what you’ve learned to inspire others? I’ve had this happen a few times (sincerely) in my life, and I must keep living for it to happen again. I cried my eyes out so many times! Watching a child smile at me when I read them a book. Here are my reasons: 1. 7. 23. If you haven’t experienced this yet, I promise you that it will happen. If you are the type of person who thinks too much about stuff then there is nothing lonelier in the … I CAN GET BETTER. But when you’re in the moment, about to make a rash decision, please consider why you have stayed alive in the past. Pain doesn't last forever and happiness doesn't last forever. Challenges; Mental health; by potofcallaloo - October 20, 2019 October 20, 2019 4. :), Another beautiful post Nicole! I am stronger than I think. Yes! The salty smell and calming sound of the beach. 30. * ☾ We live because others want us to, and we want them to live along with us.We live because we have hope, and want to see what happens next. There will be good and bad times. I am here to listen and support you in a confidential and caring way. Going to the beach and watching the sunrise. Reply. I can get through anything life throws my way. Suicidal thoughts can really drain you and cause you to feel truly hopeless. A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, Reasons to Stay Alive is more than a memoir. I struggle with depression and anxiety. You can chat from 2pm to 2am Eastern Standard Time in the US at crisischat.org. Thank you ^_^ Reply. 32. 13. 30 Things You Will Understand If You Went To A Bri... How To Use Spreadsheets To Organise Your Blog. 39. There is always hope. 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