Tricia the Artist

Expression of my perspective.

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A New Path

Posted by Tricia Drover on October 28, 2015 at 5:10 PM

Now that I have been able to significantly reduce the amount of stress in my day-to-day life, an interesting side effect has occurred. Now that life TODAY is so good and I have come to terms with the issues of my past I find myself continually distracted by fear for tomorrow.

Ironic, isn’t it? I finally get to a point in my life where I am happy and functioning and I end up handicapped by general anxiety about what might happen.

This has to stop. This is no way to live.

I know that when I look back on my life my main regret will be that I didn’t enjoy the moment enough. I have spent far too much of my life afraid. Far too much of it waiting for…what? A happy ending? A promise that everything would be okay? Someone to turn off my anxiety switch?

I need a new answer. I need to find a way to rewire my brain. I can’t change the fact that bad things may (indeed, will!) happen but I can change the way I live my life so that I can enjoy it as much as possible in spite of life’s inevitable challenges.

ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) is a recurring theme in my life. So is mediation.

It is time to see where those paths take me! A new journey of self-discovery is about to begin.

 

Categories: Personal Growth

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