Happy Friday all! Restrictions are lifting and weekends are starting to mean something again. Next week the pubs are reopening here in Ireland, along with some gyms and shopping centers. For the price of a substantial meal your weekends can go back to normal. I don’t know how happy I am that things will go back to the way they were. I’m sort of enjoying having a valid reason to not leave the house 😂
I’ve been reading one of my psychology books from college this week. I didn’t bother reading it when I was in college so I said I’d give it one more try and it is actually quite interesting! Fancy that, I could’ve actually learned something in college? I’m not going to be too hard on myself though. The subject I’ve been reading about is critical thinking. Fairly primitive stuff in the psychology world, I grant you, but it has helped me think about why I get so down on myself sometimes.
The author talks about Socratic questioning. Basically asking ‘why’ to every question. Why am I getting so angry at such a small thing? For what reason do I view myself in this way? How do I go from being angry at a game online to being sad at my feelings? Shouldn’t I evaluate the reasons behind my anger instead of wallowing in them? Are these even the right questions to be asking??
I still have a long way to go to having a properly healthy relationship with my anger. I sink into it afterwards and seethe I’m self-pity. I’ll check back in after I finish my book on critical thinking and see if I can get some books on anger. Let’s see if I can educate myself because college didn’t work out 😂
Have a safe and socially distant weekend ❤️