Think positive thoughts!

I think we owe it to ourselves to think positively at all times. Life is stressful enough as it already is…why bother adding onto our seemingly never-ending list of worries? Humans weren’t built to be under a constant barrage of stress at all times. Even evolutionarily, humans developed specific coping systems, such as the adrenal glans and psychological defense mechanisms, to get through particularly tough situations. It’s no use though if we have them permanently on cause that will only drain us and make us weaker.

If anything, this summer has taught me that it is key to deal with all the extra emotional baggage inside of you instead of just sweeping them under the carpet and hoping they will go away. I guess these past few weeks I’ve been especially…uh…sensitive? to particular stressors in my life. I would often get nightmares when I went to sleep and had to deal with very uncomfortable situations in them — things like this only continue to build up inside.

I’ve realized that it’s a great idea to just purge all the negatives out of your life whenever possible before they cling on and fester. Harboring the bad thoughts won’t bring any good, and in the end, it might affect not only yourself but also the people around you. The first step for me always lies in just figuring out what it is that I’m having issues with. Once identified, it helps to see the issue in relation and in context to the rest of your life. Sometimes, the reasons turn out to be rather childish or stupid and makes me laugh that those kinds of things still bother me so much. At other times, they turn out to be genuine injustices. But there’s not much that can be done about it.

There are so many things in our lives that we simply cannot control. I think our generation has a problem with having to know things on demand; we have such a problem with ambiguity. Most of the time, we just have to let things play out and make do with what we have. But instead of going ahead with this “half-empty” mindset, I think counting my blessings really help me. I know, it sounds pretty corny. When it all comes down to it, sometimes it’s good to just sit down and genuinely think about all the good that we have. To be honest, I don’t think I ever do that, but recently it seems to be imperative.

You really can’t hope to have a happy life if you never appreciate what you’ve already been given.
Let’s all be happles :3

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