Blogging has always been a way to take the pressure off my mind. I have always been someone that obsesses over thoughts and that ‘off’ switch can never be found. I cannot simply stop thinking things that I don’t want to revisit over and over again, I have to rely on forgetting. This isn’t an easy task.
Now I am not alone in this, I am sure many people are just like me. It isn’t easy to distract yourself enough to override negative thoughts and as we all know, negative thoughts and fear is so much stronger than pleasant thoughts. It is a good thing I guess, our mind trying to focus on the bad things to keep us alive through evolution. But staying alive doesn’t always correlate with staying happy. We have to find ways to link these up.
For me, it is blogging. When I find myself obsessively thinking about something- such as a choice I regret- I blog. It is the punching bag that allows me to release some pressure and share something to people that would like to read and can hopefully relate. I am then not suffering my thoughts alone and I learn fast that others share these same feelings from time to time. It is a reminder that these negative days are the repercussions of being human and if I didn’t have these days, something is wrong upstairs. Bad days shouldn’t be suffered but expected. We are all cars driving down this highway we call life and we shouldn’t mourn the day we get a flat tire, we knew the moment we released the handbrake that it was inevitable somewhere along the journey. The true way to success and happiness is knowing how we overcome these obstacles and keep going, not how long we can sit in silence and feel sorry for ourselves.
These days are inevitable. Ride that wave and don’t get taken under. We can get sad that the sun has set and darkness surrounds us or we can remember that it will rise again tomorrow. What we do in these dark moments determines how much progress we make and determines much greater tomorrow will be.
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