You will be aware of the word negativity, you’ve been warned against it, scolded for being it, and probably told over and over again that if you were just more positive everything would magically be better. If I may be so bold – garbage!
Who’s your best friend?
Negativity is. When you suppress your negativity and pretend it isn’t there, battling on with a determined smile on your face whilst inside you’re falling apart, you don’t heal anything, you don’t change anything. When you face what people call negativity head on, when you listen to yourself ‘moan’, when you write that down in a journal and reflect on it, then you’re taking back your power.
Who’s your greatest teacher?
Negativity is. The negativity you express is the problem, or problems, that you have. It’s telling you plainly and simply exactly what is wrong, so stop being afraid to be ‘negative’, stop bottling your feelings up until you explode, grab that journal and make some notes about what upset and troubled you today. It will become your road map to mental health. Think about things such as:
- What triggered that outpouring?
- Did someone say or do something that reminded you of a bad thing that happened?
- Did someone speak to you in a disrespectful way?
- Did they speak truth? It’s important to know if what they said was right even if you don’t approve of the words or tone – you can deal with that later as I did the mocha!
- Was it a song, music?
- Was it something medical? There is such a thing as medical anxiety.
- Is there a difficult anniversary coming up?
There are many questions but that should get you going. Just don’t forget…
NEVER WASTE A MOAN!