Day 2: End It
Welcome to Day 2 of the Journaling, Self-reflection Writing Challenge!
So I've been feeling a lot of feelings come up about stuff that I need to let go of. Most of it has to do with guilt for things I've done on accident to people I love. Things that happened years ago. Sometimes I think of those two things and it makes me feel miserable. I recently brought one of the things up to the "victim" and he laughed, had no clue what I was talking about and didn't even remember. And instead, I've spent the last 25 years feeling guilty about some prank I pulled as a kid.
Which brings me to the prompt:
What do you want to end?
For me, I want to end the habit of being hard on myself, and instead practice self compassion. I am so hard on myself, and have extremely high expectations (some would argue "unrealistic" expectations) of myself. On top of that, I don't let myself even make a mistake years ago without feeling guilty about it. I treat myself as though I'm a machine that must constantly strive for perfection, and give myself such little room for error. It's awful. Especially considering that I would never in a million years expect that of someone else.
What do you want to end? Write down what you no longer want in your life. In my own journal, I'll be writing about what I want to end in the world, and in our country. Remember nothing is impossible, and there are no wrong answers. Write to free yourself, and discover what lies in your heart. You may find something you wish to let go of.