I have been finding it quite difficult to manage my negative thoughts lately.
And my negative thoughts can seriously affect my mood and my overall quality of life.
Actually, I see things in black and white.
If I don't finish something perfectly (perfectionism!?), then I feel I am a complete "failure".
Sometimes I think that things in life are either nice or terrible.
I also think that since a single negative event occurred in the past that it will occur over and over again.
Apparently, I focus on one negative detail so intently that my whole outlook on the situation is completely negative.
I don't understand why I don't allow myself to enjoy positive feelings as I tell myself that a negative feeling (fear!?) is sure to follow.
Alas, I end up feeling bad about feeling good!
In fact, negative thoughts can be very powerful and things that normally would seem like no big deal can feel utterly overwhelming.
But, we live in tough economic times and I think it's natural to feel overwhelmed during such tumultuous periods like these.
Coping with anxiety? Oh, yes!
I think, I know, I need to stay motivated.
I strongly believe that our attitude is something that we can control. I'm not quite there myself yet but I'm working on it.
What I'm trying to say is that accepting the things I can't change or don't have control over and having the courage and stubbornness to change the things I can.
I sure hope, I sure know, I just found the answer!
Have you ever felt hopeless? Have you ever figured out that something prevent you from living life to the fullest? xx