How Do I Be Positive?

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Getting into a cycle of negative and pessimistic thoughts is so easy for me. I look at a situation and can pick out all of the insurmountable challenges. Whether it’s related to work, writing, relationships or general life, I see life with a negative perspective. It’s like having permanent sunglasses on that prevent me from… Continue reading How Do I Be Positive?

How to Break the Cycle of Abuse Within Your Own Mind

I am really good at not being good to myself. “Most of your class is smarter than you.” “No one wants to be your friend.” “Of course you didn’t win.” Throughout my childhood, I taught myself to have no self pride. At all. Despite being decently intelligent and skilled; I could never accept a compliment. If… Continue reading How to Break the Cycle of Abuse Within Your Own Mind

I Gave the Demon a Name

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Recently, one of my closest friends told me I had many friends. I half-jokingly said she was the only one I liked, and the rest were crap. Her reply to that was unexpected. She told me I needed a daily mantra. Before going to bed, she said I should look in the mirror and say,… Continue reading I Gave the Demon a Name

What is Success?

Worrying has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I’ve worried about everything under the sun at one time or another. My current worry is, am I/will I ever be successful? I reflect on my career and finances primarily and debate with myself whether they’re successful enough. I’ve always… Continue reading What is Success?

I Jump to Conclusions like an Olympian

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If jumping to conclusions was a sport, I would be competing in the Olympics. See you all next year in Tokyo 😉 ! When something bad happens like I make a mistake or I’m having an argument with somebody, my anxiety launches me to the worst possible conclusion. I get hurt, put on my jet… Continue reading I Jump to Conclusions like an Olympian

Hello Depression, My Old Friend

I’ve come to feel it once again. I’ve been here before, then again later, and again after that. I am speaking, as the title indicated, of Depression. Do you know it? Do you know its seeping, creeping darkling tendrils? Its suffocating mass? Its overwhelming prevalence in your life? The funny thing is that I want to… Continue reading Hello Depression, My Old Friend