[The Best Kind] How I Learned to Love Myself – Josh Morgan (TBK 02)

Josh Morgan describes his journey through anxiety and depression. He shares how he hit his emotional rock-bottom but learned to love himself.


Have you ever felt anxious or depressed? Have you struggled with your self-worth or felt hopeless about the future? Do you wish you felt more in control of your life?

If so, you and I may have something in common. My mental illness became so severe in 2018 and 2019 that I hit my emotional rock-bottom—but I found the strength to heal. If I hadn’t learned how to manage my emotions properly in 2020 and 2021, I wouldn’t be here to share my story.

All that to say: I’m glad I’m still here with you.

I’ve since learned how to relax and appreciate who I am. I’m not a mental health professional, but in this month’s episode of The Best Kind, I share what allowed me to fall in love with myself for the first time. If you or someone you know is dealing with similar issues, I hope what I’ve been through can help in some small way. It’s on YouTube…

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Chapter Markers

  • 0:00:00 Introduction
  • 0:01:33 The Primary Struggle of My Life
  • 0:08:18 My Disclaimers
  • 0:10:28 What Is Self-Love Like?
  • 0:16:20 Five Things That Helped Me
  • 0:39:03 Recognizing Intrusive Thoughts
  • 0:41:02 Creating Emotional Space
  • 0:50:34 Four Tips for Self-Love Now
  • 1:02:46 Conclusion
Screen clipping that shows the Reddit post with over 22,000 upvotes and lots of user awards

A discussion about the mood chart in this episode made the front page of Reddit. See for yourself: “It Got Better: My Mood from May 2018 to December 2021 [OC]”.


THEME MUSIC: “Hiiiiii” by Aviscerall. Used with permission. (Aviscerall’s Spotify profile)