Humans are, in part, built to resist change. To overcome procrastination, and make changes in our life, we need to learn to work wisely with these natural tendencies.
What are you seeking, consciously or unconsciously, from a relationship with a significant other? In relation to your partner, are you skilful enough to balance your sometimes differing needs?
It is natural that we are self-defensive, seeking to blame others. But it is also counterproductive. By learning to ‘be with’ peacefully, we can break the cycle of suffering, starting with ourselves.
If I could hear inside your mind, what kind of self-talk would I hear? Are you choosing inner dialogues that support your mental health?
Anxiety is inner conflict. Often, there is a strong unconscious pull towards an inner wish, but an equally strong fear or repulsion. Living between these extremes can split us agonisingly between hope and fear.
To stay mentally healthy, we may need to review our inner values, and check we are living consistently with them.