I embarked on a project of writing something in my journal every month to make me examine my life more. (The unexamined life… and whatnot.)
I noticed that a lot of what I wrote was really negative. It wasn’t really helping me make my life better. I do think writing is important, but I need to remember to be more positive. I think one thing that would help would be to focus on the bigger picture. I’d like to think more about what kinds of things I value and how I can live those values. It’s easy to forget what’s important when you’re so focused on day-to-day existence.
Note: It would’ve been very easy to turn this blog post into something more negative. I hope I was successful in refraining.