I've officially realized that I am horrible at getting over people and events. I lie to myself, and say that I'm not going to dwell on things, but eventually I always end up doing the complete opposite of that. I just don't understand how some people can appear to move on from things so quickly and so smoothly. What am I doing wrong?
I think I invest too much of myself into everything I do, and everyone I come to care about. I say that we should love everyone and open our hearts, but everytime I do, I get hurt. I guess the reality of the world we live in is that people don't ever want to invest as much of themselves as you do. This doesn't only happen with people, either. Everytime I get my hopes up about something, it falls apart. Maybe I should just stop getting my hopes up altogether. Anticipate less than I deserve or want, and I'll eventually get pleasantly surprised instead of emotionally devasted.
I'm not trying to sound depressing or anything. Maybe I'm just emotionally damaged, and needed to rant a bit. On the surface everything seems like smooth sailing, but sometimes I get way too far inside my own head and get kind of depressed. It's not even like anything bad is happening to me right now. This just goes back to me dwelling on things from my past. I wish I could take my own advice: move forward, be optimistic, yadda yadda yadda. I'm just in a self-pitty kind of mood tonight apparently. It should pass soon. Until then, I'm going to try and get out of the vortex that is my own mind.
So Question: What's the best method of getting over things that are clearly unhealthy to dwell on?
Lindsey. Twenty-Five. Currently pursuing a degree in Professional Writing & Film Studies.