[Video] Stop Trying to be Perfect

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[Video] Stop Trying to be Perfect

Thinking Out Loud [Live] Episode 6

In this episode of Thinking Out Loud Live, we have a discussion with Amanda Gist about trying to be perfect, where she shares her experience with anorexia and depression. Perfection isn’t the goal, for our minds, our bodies, or our lives.

But what you can be, is on the path to mental wellness, to recovery, to freedom, instead of staying stuck. Instead of standing still in the pain. Instead of letting the darkness run your life. The best decision you ever make will be fighting through your depression, your eating disorder, your addiction, because you will become aware of your own power, and that is life-changing.

Amanda Gist worked as an actor in Hollywood for five years until bulimia & severe depression took over her life. She left LA to get help and didn’t have a plan for what would come next in her life. She fell into a deeper depression, having walked out on her dream and feel like an utter failure. But she fought her way through it and chose to live.

She now speaks, writes, and teaches to help you fight for your own life, and I’ve learned to believe it’s never too late to dream a new dream. We've invited her to be our guest on the next episode of Thinking Out Loud [Live] to discuss her journey with bulimia and severe depression as a Hollywood actor and uncovering her true self.

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Based on one of the co-founder's experiences in losing his brother to suicide, he learned that most people don't get sad or depressed because of their situation; it's because of their perspective.

After talking to thousands of people with his apparel brand, He learned that a negative perspective evolves into anxiety, depression, drug abuse, etc. and eventually suicidal tendencies. Everyone is exposed to inspirational content every day but they're all meaningless unless they persuade you to actually make a decision.

Depression, anxiety, drugs, etc. are results, not the cause. Remedying results instead of the cause and waiting for symptoms does not solve these problems. This is why Ricardo Zulueta launched Start Day One, a non-profit to proactively help people's mental health by producing content and speaking at schools, companies, events, etc. for free BEFOREHAND instead of waiting for people to get depression or suicidal tendencies.

This episode was made possible by Start Day One, a non-profit foundation for mental health and suicide prevention, which has a different approach to helping people by proactively reaching out instead of reactively waiting for mental health issues or suicidal tendencies.

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but with your help, we can inspire people to start day one and make a new ending.

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