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I’ll be the first person to admit that I’ve done things in the past I’m not proud of. I think most people can say that. Even if you always try to be a good person, you can end up doing something bad once in a while.
Sometimes it’s hard to look back on those past actions and rationalize them away. They can stick in your mind and make you feel bad. r
Transitions aren’t always easy. But everyone has to face them at one time or another.
I’ve gone through a lot of big changes in my life. Some were bad, some were good. Each time I faced that point of transition when things started to change, I would take a step back, pause for a moment and remind myself that there would be something good waiting for me on the other side of the transition.
It’s that thought of something good waiting for me on the other side that helps so much. That reminder that things will be better makes the big change more palatable.
Something I’ve learned is that the change or transition itself isn’t very frightening. What’s scary is the thought of ending up in a miserable place by the time you get through it. r
As you can see, bad feelings themselves aren’t the problem. Inaction is the problem. Doing nothing except wishing your bad feelings away is just like hoping your chronic stomach pain will just go away without a visit to the doctor. Both of those scenarios will just lead you to bigger problems in the future. r
And I have to admit that I started watching it again. I tend to think of it like candy or fast food now. It’s okay in moderation. But chances are that if you were to stop in my house on any given day that my TV would be off. I have too many things I want to do in life to be sitting in front of it. r