Who knows if I’m doing it right. We’re all just blindly following our paths to destinations unknown. During my journey I try to keep a positive mentality. It’s not always easy but I believe it is essential for moral. It’s not always about looking on the bright side for me, some days that isn’t enough. Doing my best to get in some form of self care each day is important. Whether it is exercising my body, or mind. Maybe something so simple as combing my hair (I have very short hair). No matter what it is, feeling my best paves the way to positive thinking. It would be unrealistic for me to think I could live in a dump with poor hygiene and zero aspirations and still feel positive.

Another way I stay positive is I try to find the silver lining in 99% of situations. Even if it may be that I make a joke out of something stupid that happened to me. Turning a negative thing into a positive can be a game changer. Finding that one ray of light in the darkest hour can mean the difference between sanity and complete mental chaos.

As I write this, I am reminded of all the times I could not find a positive in a negative. Sometimes my thoughts just get the best of me. Though the silver lining is I can recognize how I felt and acted during these times. Using them as a lesson on what not to do, then taking the next step toward being a better person. If there’s one thing I understand it’s that I can always be better. I know that I will never be perfect. I also know that I will inevitably make mistakes but this is all part of life, part of growing as a person. I only wish more people felt the same, the world would be a better place.

Published by Anonymous Schizo

I've been handling schizophrenia since my early teenage years. Needless to say I haven't always handled it well. My goal is to blog about my life so people can see what I've gone through, maybe to relate, gain insight, or to just take a walk in my shoes. This is my Schizophrenic Life.

2 thoughts on “Optimism

  1. Nothing has helped me as much as your life story although I have been reading lots of stuff about any kind of disorders. As a mother struggling , I appreciate all your efforts to overcome this. And needless to say, so-called healthy minds may not have the perfect insight as you have it. Thank you.

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