Hey guys! Welcome back. I hope you are enjoying your weekend. I am back today with another part in my new series where I take you through various parts of my life and things that I deal with. Today I am talking about imagination and the role it plays in my life. As someone who struggles greatly with anxiety and depression, having an overactive imagination is not always a good thing. So today I wanted to explore a little bit about the reasons being lost in my imagination is a good thing and some reasons why sometimes it’s not the best thing.
I have always been a super creative person. i love writing and creating things. I love coming up with new ideas. I love working through things. It has really helped establish my imagination and become a more creative person. And that is a good things. Having that imagination and creative mindset helps me take my focus off of things that are beyond my control and work on something that I do have some control over. My imagination allows me to escape thoughts and feelings that I don’t want to be having.
However, there is a darker side to getting lost in my imagination that isn’t always good for me. And that’s the part of the imagination that causes my anxiety to go up several levels and causes me to feel super depressed. That imagination tends to be overactive and run wild at times leading me to think of scenarios and situations that have not happened and would never happen. But still it causes me to feel super down and get very anxious about situations that aren’t actually real.
So being lost in my imagination can be a good thing because it allows me to focus on creating and using my skills and talents. But it can lead to some pretty dark times if I don’t focus that imagination on positive thoughts and feelings. If I don’t have a positive mindset my imagination could end up doing more harm than good. So sometimes it is really difficult to trust that creative mindset and my imagination because sometimes they lead me astray.
Overall I am thankful that I do have a creative personality and that I love getting to come up with new and exciting ways to express myself. It’s just something I have to be super careful with and make sure I am not going down a dark path. It’s not always easy, but nothing in life ever really is. But sometimes it is necessary for me to get lost in my imagination and escape the harsh reality of things that are going on in the moment. It’s a tough balance, but it’s there and that all that matters.
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. Let us know in the comments if you also struggle with an overactive imagination and leave some tips for dealing with it if you have any. I know I would love to learn more about how other people deal with it and what I can do for myself because it is definitely a struggle that I have. Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you have not already and I hope to see you next time!
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