Most all humans experience, at some point in their lives, worry, anxiety, negative self-talk, depression, and/or grief.
These thoughts and feelings can be quite consuming as well as physically and emotionally draining - making it hard to feel energetic, positive or even hopeful about the day to come.
It can get to a point where your negative thoughts and feelings feel more real to you than your positive and life-affirming thoughts and feelings.
Here is the truth:
Your positive and life-affirming thoughts and feelings are more important than your negative and anxious thoughts and feelings.
But without time, practice and energy given to those positive thoughts and feelings,
the negative thoughts and feelings will continue to take up more space in your head and heart.
In order for self-respect, compassion, acceptance, gratitude, love, hope, joy, and excitement to grow strong inside you,
you must give those feelings as much space - More space! - as you give the doubt, worry, hurt, fear, anxiety, anger and loneliness.
This takes time and it takes practice.
For here is another truth: You have more control over how you think and feel than our feelings lead us to believe. More specifically, you have more control over how you REACT to the thoughts and feelings that wander into your mind throughout the day. It just takes retraining the brain.
Here are some resources that show you "how."