The Recovering Pessimist

Helping pessimists see the bright side of life without losing their "half empty" roots.

Wisdom Wednesday #33


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How Writing About Self Taught Me About Myself


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Spending the last month writing about myself taught me quite a bit. To wrap up this month’s NaBloPoMo, I wanted to share a few things I’ve learned this month..


  1. There’s nothing wrong with being an introvert.

  2. Confidence is the key to success.

  3. Conformity isn’t a necessity.

  4. My thoughts/ideas are valid.

  5. Peace of mind is invaluable.


So tell me, what have you learned about yourself lately? Let’s discuss in the comments!

Self Before Others


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I’ve sacrified so many of my wants and needs to focus on the wants and needs of others. I’ve done it my whole life. Putting myself first is a constant struggle.

That changes now.

By putting others first, I’m holding myself back by creating multiple delays on my journey to success. My altruistic ways negatively affected my health and that was my wake up call. I couldn’t continue to put myself last.

My wants and needs come first. I cannot be of help to others if I’m not my best self.

Trust Yourself


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I don’t always trust myself. I’ve taken days and even weeks to make a decision and even then, I don’t fully trust myself.

Some things don’t need a lot of consideration. When intuition presents itself, I need to just go with it. Trust in my capabilities.

I can do this.

I will do this.

Find Your Own Way to Let Go


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I don’t like to share my problems and/or issues with anyone. In the past, I’ve disclosed to people in confidence only to find out they violated my trust.

So I dealt with things alone, which worked in theory. However, it wrecked havoc on my health. Lots of sleepless nights, loss of appetite, horrible hair days, and that’s just the physical ramifications.

Mentally, the anxiety from worrying held me hostage. I felt like the world around me hit PAUSE because I was unable to focus on anything besides the issue/problem at hand.

Once a solution was found, I was able to mentally hit PLAY and life proceeded to go on.

The last time an issue wrecked havoc, I was determined not to go through this. I grabbed my journal, taking my time to detail what was weighing heavily on my mind. As I wrote, I felt the weight becoming lighter. A feeling of immense calm rushed over me and I was able to focus on a possible solution.

Find your own way of letting go. It benefits no one to bottle up all of that stress and anxiety.

Help yourself continue to be your best self.

About My Writing Voice


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My writing voice is heavily infused with my personality. The words chosen are honest and at times, brash in their delivery.

When writing, I take the same devil’s advocate approach that I take when conversing. I’m well aware that my thoughts and opinions are deemed unpopular and I don’t particularly care.

In all honesty,  there’s no place for groupthink in writing nor in life. All I know is how to be me in everything I do.


NaBloPoMo March 2014


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Self is the theme for NaBloPoMo March 2014.  This month I get to learn more about myself as an individual and as a blogger. It’s going to be easy to write about myself considering I shared aspects of my love life last month.

I’m excited and hope that you’ll enjoy reading these posts. As always, feel free to like, share, and/or subscribe!

Be a Better You


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Do for You


What have you done for you lately?



Never depend on others to do for you what you can do for yourself.

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