Recently, I decided to take a look back at journal posts from 2016.
My Mom gave me the idea to start a diary, or journal a few years ago to help me cope with my anxiety.
To help give me a cueÂ when I’m having them and what’s going on in my life while they’re going on. Â I decided to make it more personal not just about anxiety, but a way of getting my feelings down on paper.
I enjoy reading old entires or posts to see how far I have come since and to gain a new prospective of how I’ve handled situations, heaven forbid those same situations come up again.
Although the entiresÂ were few and far between from this last year what I did findÂ were hilarious to read. Â Of course, being onÂ a completely different endÂ of what was going on, gave me the ability to laugh because I made it to the other side. I saw the light at the end of the tunnel of “sorrow” if you will. Dealing with my overthinking and my dramatics could make a good comedy.
Overthinking…I’ve been told I do it too much, but when a person has anxiety, that’s all we do. Â We create every possible scenario good or bad that we can think of. Â Believe me, if I could stop overthinking I definitely would. Â It’s not fun and makes for a lot of sleepless nights. Â I have tried to ease off of the overthinking, but it’s been tricky. Â Reading old entries has helped me tremendously, by giving me flags when I’ve started to overthink.
If you journal, I would highly suggest reading them.