The new year has started, and though I had an extremely positive mindset going in, it’s kind of diminished now. But the thing that I’ve come to realize and accept is, that’s okay.
We all have New Year’s resolutions or goals that we want to achieve, and the drive is enough to get us there. Wanting it is enough for some people. But for others, it can be a little more difficult. Obstacles get in the way. Negative emotions flare up. But that doesn’t mean you won’t get there.
Humans are complex beings that experience hundreds of different emotions. I’ve learned that you have to let these emotions happen. You have to accept what is going on in your life in order to move on or get around it. I’ve dealt with people who refuse to acknowledge these negative emotions (including myself in some situations). They refuse to accept them or they bottle them up until they explode.
Don’t do that. It’s not good for you, or those around you. Whatever is going on in your life to make you feel a certain way, accept it. If you’re having a good day, that’s great. If you’re going through a rough patch and want to cry your eyes out, go ahead! But don’t ever hold back from feeling something. Emotions are meant to be felt. Accept what is happening, analyze how it’s making you feel, and Continue.