#IChooseBeauty winter challenge


I’ve lived with major depression most of my life. And this time of year is the hardest. Once the days get darker, the temperatures drop, and the snow falls, I struggle to keep going. Enter #IChooseBeauty.

#IChooseBeauty is a challenge to myself and to anyone out there who needs a boost during the winter. Over the next few months, I will take a picture of something beautiful every day and post it on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook using the hashtag #IChooseBeauty. You do the same and it can help take our minds off what we dread about the season. Better yet – positive psychology researchers have found people who notice and appreciate beauty are more likely to find joy and meaning in everyday life.

Of course, we all see beauty differently. And that’s okay. Researchers say all that matters is having those feelings of awe about what we see in the world.

Operation #IChooseBeauty, here I come.  Hope to see you out there.


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