Everyday NhanSense: Each day, I will blog about something that comes to mind. My goal is to practice writing about my hobbies, my interests, my opinions and so forth.
Day 4’s Topic: Mentality.
I’ll be frank.
Over the years, I have brooded a lot. Whether it was thinking that life was unfair or how I needed to dwell on a particular thing for quite awhile, I sometimes find myself wanting to sulk in a corner to let the negativity run its course.
But it’s days like this where I try to remind myself I need to spend more time brewing, as in coming up with solutions, and less time brooding. After all, if you can direct your energy toward being a negative nancy, isn’t the opposite true as well?
It sounds so simple, but it goes to show how incredibly obvious it all is. If you are being pessimistic with yourself, why can’t you flip the script to become an optimist instead? Why continue to see the glass half empty if you can just see the glass half full?
Analogies aside, the point is I know my mentality is what defines how I approach a crisis. When I am in a pinch, if I don’t have the right mindset to tackle an obstacle, I can only expect disaster to head my direction.
Therefore, it’s all about finding ways to be productive to take your mind off of the bad things that stifle progress. For instance, in regards to this blog itself, I want to turn this into more than a piece of cyberspace where I happen to write my words down.
Initially, blogging was just something a certain someone told me to do because I was lacking a healthy outlet. I started this blog partially embarrassed. What if people made fun of me about what I wrote, I thought … What if people judged me in ways that would discourage me from blogging further …
It didn’t matter what others thought. The sooner I grasped this concept, the sooner I could let loose a bit more on this blog. I can freely say I started this blog because I was just sad about things. Really sad in fact. I didn’t know how else to make myself cheer up, so I blogged about it until I felt a tad happier after at least months of sticking to this blog.
I am sure glad I did.
But now as I face another challenge in this game called life, my plan is to blog with my heart on my sleeve this time, at least when I can feel less reluctant. Being embarrassed, even ashamed, is only natural when you’re in a tough spot like myself.
All I can really do is keep trying, keep fighting and keep an ideal mentality to weather the storm until it passes.
Again. Less time brooding. More time brewing.
“Get good. Be better.” – Nhan Fiction