Emotional Jar · Personal

For the dark minded

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One exercise I learned from school, when you’re feeling really negative about yourself, write a list of things you like about yourself. So I created a list of things I’m good at doing or things I think I’m good at doing. I’m posting this because this blog is meant to be me. Me at my best and me at my worst. Who knows, these posts might help people, I hope they do. What you’ll notice is, as I go on, I start writing out things that matter to me. Some of these are completely sad and depressing, but they’re the truth. I’m not a therapist nor do I have one (clearly) but I think once you accept yourself for everything you are, even the bad, you’ll be freed. That’s what I’m hoping will happen for me anyway. Plus, I’ve been listening to the Killers a lot lately which has been taking me away from all these dark thoughts. At the end of the list I’ll leave a little story that happened to me yesterday that brought all this on. Enjoy.

I’m good at:

Cleaning dishes

making mac and cheese

organizing

laundry

listening

observing

giving advice

baking

sleeping

daydreaming

taking pictures

helping people

being objective

hiding my emotions

self-pity

Self -doubt

making people laugh

making inappropriate jokes

cursing

directions

planning

creating a story I fell in love with. one that helped me grow

dancing by myself

shopping

being shy

being awkward

finding the good in people

understanding

being stubborn

crying silently in the bathroom

wrapping gifts

knowing what I love

creative ideas

making mistakes

fixing my mistakes

decorating

listening to music

writing

taking care of my sisters

frowning

wearing tight dresses

painting my nails

being strong

being myself.

If you’ve read my previous post, you know that I’ve been going through a shit storm. What you don’t know is that the other day I had a bad experience with someone who spoke to me like I was the dirt on the bottom of her shoe. It was nasty. I understand she was frustrated, but people keep in mind you have no clue what anyone else is going through. So when you open your mouth, honestly this is the truth, if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything (or do it politely). Please and Thank you.

Reader who’s reading this and feeling alone, you’re not. I dare you to write a list like the one I did, even if it’s the simplest thing, it counts.

 

 

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