Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A Truth [Or The Difference Between Analyzing and Anxiety]

It has actually truly just sunk in how true this is.  I thought it somewhat funny before, but I had a 4AM moment of clarity and came to the same conclusion.  After weeks of looking back and and realizing the distance I've come over the last year, it has become amazingly clear how easy it can be to return to the scene of the crime and apply an older [or imagined] filter to a new reality and begin to see the devil behind every rock and tree as opposed to embracing a new, healthier path.

I do have some plans to discuss a little more deeply on mental health and the fine line between accepting what one cannot change vs choosing to change it. They are options for everyone and they are not mutually exclusive nor are they carved in stone, but there is a great deal to be said about which is which.

So, in the spirit of everything new and good: catastrophizing things does no one any good and anticipatory angst never helped anyone to live a longer and happier life.  So, STOP IT!  Sometimes the real devil is honestly only make believe...and that's a big statement from someone with an over-active imagination.

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