Recently I have realized how important it is to never stop trying to grow and improve. I was feeling very happy so I didn’t feel like I needed to keep putting in the work to keep myself healthy mentally. Boy was I wrong! I realized that I still need to self reflect and work on my issues. Just because I’m happy now and able to push back things that bother me doesn’t mean I am going to be happy forever. Eventually those things I pushed away will come back. It’s better to deal with problems as they arrive to avoid further stress.
I have been very happy the last couple of weeks and last night I felt very upset. I decided to pull out my journal and write out my feelings and work through the things that were bothering me. I felt a sense of relief putting my feelings on paper again. I highly encourage you to continue working towards growth no matter where you are in life. In this case, if you aren’t growing, you eventually shrink.