Posted by: outroversion | January 12, 2012

TWLOHA #6

It’s been 18 months since I wrote one of these posts. The reason it’s been that long is: things have been getting progressively better every day since then.

Every now and then I like to write about TWLOHA, here are my previous posts #1, #2, #3, #4 and #5.

 “I’ve been waiting for something to go wrong,

                                                                   I’ve been waiting for familiar resolve”

But the truth is the worst day I can imagine is better than most of the days before then. It’s just gotten easier. Every day.

Being self-reliant is an important goal. You’re the only person that should be able to affect your mood in a negative way and if you can stop wanting to- it’s easier.

As callous as it might seem to some people, removing people from my life, that have always affected it in a negative way has made every day that little bit easier and that’s what I would like to impress today.

Looking at what affects your day negatively, whether it’s been for decades, years, months, days or just the odd day and doing something, anything, about them. Every day if neccesary.

Equally, if there are positive things in your life, things that make you feel good– people, work, music, health, money, whatever it is just do what can to keep them in your life.

Something that gave me strength over the past couple of years was being in control of addictions, so I gave up alcohol. After two years I decided that having control over it but being able to have a single drink with people close to me was more important and having to explain my “decision” regularly was actually having a negative effect on my moods. In reality I don’t often have any but now I say I sometimes have one or two. It’s been that way for 6 months now and I’m happy with it.

I’ve also recently cut my dosage of anti-depressants, which i’ve been on for over 4 years in half and sometimes don’t have any, this has been the way for two months and i’ve felt strong and powerful 99% of the time for a year.

If you’re feeling bad one day try and affect your circumstances to improve them the next. The most important thing I’ve learned is a reflection of that- If you’re feeling good one day try and ensure that nothing that you can control can affect that tomorrow.

If you feel that you can’t change your mood, try and affect someone else’s in a positive way. It might seem simple but it’s an amazing technique and often it’s enough to make your mind snap back to a comfortable state.

Now is not the time
           And you’re not alone
                             Shut up about it
No one can bring you down now

Stay Strong.

Over and Outroversion.

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