Yay! Stream of Consciousness has been moved to Jana’s Thinking Place!
Here’s the deal, you write for 5 minutes, with timer. No editing, no nothing. A prompt is presented but you do not necessarily need to follow it, just go with the free flowing mind you have. Today’s prompt:
Write about a time that you were challenged.
I feel challenged every day. Not really in the best way though. There is a constant battle in my head about what I should accomplish that day, what I should or should not eat, whether I have done enough. It is exhausting and I know I do it to myself. This is not something someone has put upon me. At work I am left to my own devices for the most part. I am good at my job so I get it done very well. I know this. That is something that I usually do not worry about. I mostly worry about the challenges that make me feel bad about myself; my weight, my social anxiety, my laziness. These are things that haunt me. A challenge should feel empowering at times. To me it feels like I am starting from behind. My belief system is such that I need to believe in myself first, then we’ll see about everything else. I think that is the biggest challenge I face on a daily basis.