Life is rough & it's very easy to lose focus of all that you've managed to accomplish, specially when everything feels like it's working against you.
I want you to tell me some good things you've accomplished or are accomplishing, so I can remind you how awesome you are!!! :D
When you're feeling overwhelmed, do something healthy to vent & get all the negative feelings out.
This could be journaling, talking to a friend or loved one or even scribbling on a piece of paper until your arm falls off. Just get those negative feelings out as much as possible in the healthiest manner.
Then, follow up with a positive action, to bring positive feelings into yourself. My favorite one is making a list of positive things that have recently happened or are currently happening.
I'll give you an example.
I'm going through a rough time, but since I've allowed myself to vent in a healthy way (a post on here! :D), it's time to list some good & positive things that have been happening to me.
I normally do this in my journal, but since it's helped me stay grounded, I thought I'd share this practice with you guys (:
~I decided on which college I'm applying to
~I decided & am 10000% sure of my major
~I gathered all necessary documents for college & confirmed I qualify for application
~I'm currently working on my application letter
~I have a realistic plan to attend & pay for college
~I studied basic music theory & music production
~I rebranded & launched new music
~I consistently work on music, whether audio or lyrical, every day
~I'm comfortable working on a program that once use to drive me to tears
~I've been consistent with my medication I'm on a medication that actually works & I feel 100% myself on!
there's plenty more, but the goal is to list things that are most current & gradually continue until you feel a genuine state of joy, gratitude, clarity or mixture those, no matter how small it is.
this consistent practice helps me stay focused on my goals & the bigger picture. it's great tool if you have difficulty keeping grounded or a clear perception of reality when highly stressed (:
I hope this helps & I hope you have a great day!
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