After my (in my view) grumpy submit about how difficult the month of February is, I’d prefer to attempt a unique strategy right this moment. I’m glad I’ve admitted that the winter is a troublesome season for me; doing so has helped shift the best way I handle my psychological well being this time of 12 months. Whereas it hasn’t solved my issues, I’m glad that I’m extra conscious of what I’m up towards.
Make no mistake, I nonetheless have my dangerous days – and throughout the winter, it appears like they occur consistently. However this consciousness helps me recognize the nice days, the nice moments the place I don’t really feel anxious or depressed. Moments the place I really feel like myself. And it’s these moments I need to construct on, ones I need to expertise extra and have round extra typically.
In the beginning of a brand new month, I typically take into consideration my objectives and issues I need to do. Typically, these objectives really feel like the identical outdated, standard: I need to learn extra, write extra, meditate extra, journal extra. I need to have enjoyable experiences and do attention-grabbing issues. I consistently take into consideration what I need to do nevertheless it wasn’t till interested by this submit that I spotted one thing. I feel typically about what I need to do however on this context, I hardly ever take into consideration who I need to be.
I’ll admit, such a considering is difficult for me. My instincts are sometimes to behave; after I see an issue I need to discover a resolution and do it as rapidly as attainable. It’s not the worst trait on this planet, however it could possibly typically put me in conditions which might be extra sophisticated than they must be. If I don’t actively work to gradual myself down, I’ll rush into one thing. These items often aren’t the tip of the world (my anxiousness would disagree), nevertheless it occurs sufficient that after I acknowledged it, it wasn’t one thing I may ignore.
I need to replicate on who I need to be, how I need to be, this month. I need to take into consideration who I’m on this time of my life, and the way I need to transfer by means of this particular time. That doesn’t should imply something has to vary from what I’d usually do – in truth, it’s attainable nothing will change. However I’m not seeking to change my actions; I’m seeking to change my angle surrounding these actions. I need to get a greater sense of who I’m and why I do what I do, and it begins with reflection.
I’m making an attempt to construct on my psychological well being on a month-to-month foundation. Each month brings new challenges, new highs and new lows. Nevertheless it’s additionally an opportunity. An opportunity to get to know myself higher. An opportunity to study from myself, and people round me. And no matter the way it seems, I’m going to be grateful. As a result of when subsequent month rolls round, I’ll be capable of begin recent and take a look at once more.
Constructing on momentum isn’t as simple because it sounds, imagine me! How do you get your self motivated for the month forward? Let me know within the feedback!