Makes a lot of sense.
When you've hit your lowest low, bouncing back on your feet often seems impossible. You're not where you want to be professionally, mentally or physically, and it's really starting to get you down.
But that doesn't mean you have to let yourself fall deeper into a pattern of destructive thoughts. Sometimes, it may feel easier to wallow in your funk but the truth is that it isn't healthy, and will only make things worse.
The University of Virginia's psychology professor Tim Wilson offers a simple yet effective solution to break out of your self-imposed funk and finally get rid of the negative thoughts that are haunting you:
Try writing about the things that are stressing you for two to three nights a week.
When you were a kid, you would write in your journal for hours on end as a way to express what you were feeling. This isn't any different. Known as free writing, committing your worries to paper can be cathartic at any age.
He also states that although the thought of rehashing your stressful situation might make you nervous, the positives far outweigh the negatives.
And it makes sense. Having someone (or something) to sound off to — no matter how big or small your problem is — can be extremely therapeutic. What's the harm in getting it all out?
We think he's definitely onto something.
H/T: Business Insider