Yesterday, I opened my journal to write out my thoughts and feelings regarding this search for fulfillment, self-awareness and self-love that I am about to embark on. Everything that was written in the journal before then was, well, depressing! I lamented about this problem, complained about this problem, felt sorry for myself about one thing, beat myself up about another thing. I had thought that writing out all of this depression and anxiety would get all of that crap out of me and onto paper and allow me to move on. Instead, I was using it as an excuse to linger with those feelings and feel sorry for myself. It was all wallow, nothing else. What’s the point of continuing on that path?
So I stopped. I physically turned the page in my journal to symbolize turning a page in my life and way of thinking. It’s time for positivity and self-discovery.
Here’s my plan, and I encourage all of you to embrace these concepts and apply them in your own life how you see fit. Although I acknowledge that depression, anxiety, pain, suffering – all of those fun things – do exist in our lives, I am choosing from now on to make a conscious effort to move away from that negativity. While I do not think it is healthy to ignore the parts of us that are hurting, I also believe that it is equally unhealthy to allow them to take over our lives. My plan from now on is to treat negativity in my life like thoughts during meditation. Acknowledge their presence, and then move on.
What do you think about all of this? Do you agree? Perhaps you can relate to my journaling dilemma. Or perhaps you disagree completely! Please share your thoughts in the comments below. 🙂