We all go through ups and downs. One problem with how we handle the downs is that we attach our identities to where we are and how we feel in the moment, even if the moment lasts a month.
We make one poor decision and think: I’m not very smart. We come across a picture of ourselves back when we were at our physical best and say: I’m out of shape. A situation or outcome makes us miserable and we think: I am depressed.
Don’t confuse who you are right now with where you are right now.