I haven’t always been strong, determined or confident. Truth be known, growing up I was the complete opposite. I needed to stop relying on others where I wasn’t getting the help and rely on myself instead.
As a child I lost my way, but my thoughts would continually keep me occupied. It wasn’t until I came out of therapy because it wasn’t working that I realised I was literally on my own. I needed my life to work, for me to be proactive. That it was up to me to change, only I could get my life back on track.
Responding to The CP Diary blogs, works much in the same way. By being pro-active, and taking a few minutes each day to think about the contents of the blogs and how what’s written makes us feel, we’re forced to analyse their relevance to our own situation, thoughts and feelings that are triggered by our own issues.
Whether it’s a non-fictional or fictional book we’re reading, once the book goes down its contents are usually left where we’ve put the book down, forgotten days after we’ve read it, unless we keep going back to read its contents. As life gets in the way and emotional issues spiral, we get stuck in what seems like a permanent emotional rut.
I know how much better I feel and how much more my life has moved forward because I am proactive. It’s a catch 22. We want to feel better, but making the initial move seems completely out of reach. The key to any change is being proactive.
The CP Diary helps us think about what we’re reading and what others’ responses mean, allowing us to incorporate those responses into everyday life and that helps us become more pro-active. I think about what I write and what I write changes the way I see things.
From a difficult past to a more proactive life through my own responses on what I write, I have become more emotionally active. Life doesn’t just right itself by us waiting for something to happen. We have to make things happen and to do that we must be proactive.
Being proactive will always make us feel better, but we have to make the transition.