Thanks to all of you who have already read and given me feedback on my last post! The thing I love about blogging is how it connects people. On the introvert-extrovert scale I lean heavily towards the former. I like time to myself to write, read, meditate, reflect. I love the quiet. However, this preference for aloneness means I have more time to over-think and over-analyze. I am learning how important it is for me to get outside of my head. I do this by calling up a friend for a walk, taking my son to a playground, inviting friends over for dinner. I need these social connections to keep my head grounded. I’ve always struggled with knowing what “normal” is. The more connections I have with others the better I can accept my situations and learn proper ways of handling them. When I read stories of others it helps me see reality more clearly – it makes me more aware of the ideals I hold and whether or not I am stressing too much over them.
My goal with this blog is to write honestly about myself as I work to be more mindful. I am only just learning new habits and trying to rid old, ineffective ones. Happiness takes effort and without accountability it’s hard to stick with a plan. This blog offers me just that – a place to be accountable to my goal of choosing to see happiness in the everyday moments. And if someone along the way connects with my journey and is encouraged…well, that will make me all the happier.
How can you tell when you are getting too deep into your own thoughts? What do you do to get out of your head for a while?