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May your tests become your biggest testimony – Betty Irabor prays as she shares photos of herself during and after depression

Betty Irabor during and after depression

Popular Nigerian writer, publisher and founder of Genevieve magazine, Betty Irabor who years ago hinted on how she battled depression for 8 years has released photos of herself during her battle with it and after her recovery.

In 2020, KemiFilani recalls Betty Irabor spoke on how she was able to conquer and scale through depression for like 5 years . She revealed that she wrote a book on what she went through during the 8 years of being depressed.

In her words “My battle with depression lasted 8 years. I have been out of that dark hole for some 5 years now & I wrote a book on my experience. I am fantastic thanks to my family especially hubby, God & my therapists. There’s a lot of self effort required on the journey to recovery.”

In a fresh post, the renown publisher shared photos of herself while battling with depression and another photo of herself after recovering from the trauma.

Betty Irabor, went on to reel out ways to tackle depression.

She wrote:

“May your tests become your biggest testimony… Here are two images of me. Left is me in my 50s doing battle with depression…My dress size was US size 2 …….and right picture is me Post depression in my 60s and blossoming.”

Feeling depressed, lost and out of sorts? Just look at these two images and be assured that no matter how dark the Night, it can never stop the Morning from breaking Forth. But you must be present in your own healing.

The journey to your healing may be winding and tortuous, you will survive as long you do not give up on you and you seek professional help

Giving up often looks like the best way out but trust me, you will look back one day and thank God you didn’t

Just look at me THEN and NOW… I survived that whole trauma and wrote a book and I am living my best life… This can be your story too. I would like to leave you with these nuggets

Avoid burnout and Overwhelm through self care.

Don’t cheat on your sleep.

Set realistic goals and timelines.

Learn to delegate.

Set boundaries.

No one expects you to be strong all the time, It’s okay to be vulnerable.

Embrace your Authentic Self.

It’s okay to Vent.

Keep a journal to track your thoughts, your emotions and see if there’s a pattern.

Be friends with nature.

Go out with friends and catch up.

Make Family time a priority.

Exercise? Yes please!!!

Love dogs, cats? Great idea to own one.

Diet? Avoid junk meals, alcohol…Protect your guts..Eat to live.

Hydrate…Water “E no get enemy”.

Avoid sodas.

Learn to laugh at yourself.

Go on a digital detox. Avoid social media overload.

Build up your confidence.

Quit your job if the environment is toxic but have a Plan B first.

Adopt a Charity/CSR.

Pray. Pray. Pray.

LIVE! LIVE!! LIVE!!!

BE INTENTIONAL ABOUT ALL THE ABOVE.

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