This is Fruitycake. Do you find it difficult to do one thing at a time? I sure do. There are so many good things to do, that I can never decide what to concentrate on. So I don’t really worry about it.
But what the persons want to concentrate on usually doesn’t look that fun to me. They try to concentrate on work. Or things that they don’t want to do. And then when they can’t make themselves do those things, they are hard on themselves.
So my question is, why are you trying to make yourself do those things when you don’t want to? Is concentration the problem after all?
I haven’t been in a family for a long time like Brickle has. But I do see things with fresh eyes and I hear things with fresh ears. I don’t have anything in the past to sway my opinion on anything.
I just see them for what they are. And what I do know is that persons spend way too much time doing things they don’t want to.
If they would put the same energy into trying to make changes to be happy instead of energy making themselves do things they don’t want to, maybe things would be better.
Girl Person has been arm in arm with the Depression Monster for weeks now and honestly, I see little improvement. Yes, she is trying. Yes, she is trying very hard.
But it is because she wants to get better. She is concentrating on being better. And I am concentrating on continuing to try and make her laugh and to make her see the good things around us.
Brickle told me that our persons have a very hard time making decisions. They overthink, he said.
He said that they are very hard on wrong decisions they have made in the past. I don’t know what those are, but I do know that the last week, they turned a corner with some decisions. At least that is what Brickle told me. I don’t know what those decisions are yet, but until I know and tell you, I will concentrate on today. And today is pretty good to me.
Brickle is teaching me a lot. He says to understand ourselves, we have to be honest with ourselves.
He said that concentrating on what we need to change is the first step. And that after the first step, you have already moved forward. Don’t concentrate on going backwards. You will always fall.
-Fruitycake The Raccoon