I have had a journal since I was able to write. I’ve kept most of them, aside from the pre-teen years (in fact, I think I burnt them to dispose of any evidence!) Most of the time when I write, I write about the negative things. Maybe this is because writing helps me through these experiences. Or maybe it’s just that I have a negative way of thinking.
Either way, I’ve found that when I rewrite my writings to reflect positivity and good thoughts, I find the words to be inspirational, wonderful and uplifting. So maybe in order to combat this bout of depression, I need to get more positivity in my life.
I tried replacing my negative words with words like hopeful, free, hope, happy, smile, survive, calm, at peace. Reading these words out loud helps me to realize that things are not all that bad. Because really, it’s all about perspective. We can moan on and on about our complaints of the world and our lives, but if we really try, we can see the good things that benefit us.
Tell me, how do you create positivity in your own life?