Photograph above: a creatively challenging task done by myself from How to Be Happy (Or at Least Less Sad): A Creative Workbook (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO EVERYONE)
A Very Short Book Review:
This is one of my favorite books to read and work on during this journey. And I’d dare to say that this book is a lifesaver for me. It’s not your ordinary pick-me-up book that boosts you up immediately, but it will guide you to discover more about yourself and embrace a little more self-compassion by challenging you to do the seemingly easiest tasks you can ever think of, such as coloring 60 shades of gray using different ‘tools’ as I did, or answering ‘WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING?’ in a given box to which I wrote down Meaning.
I believe that the hardest answer always belongs to the simplest question. And this book’ll encourage you to contemplate what you think is unimportant.
I’m definitely an either-black-or-white kind of person, but as I’m experiencing with anxiety and depression, I realize that most of my days are in between black and white, and those shades of gray are infinite and hardly imaginable. Creating my own shades of gray and living in them with peace is the path I’m on, and therefore I think the best way to categorize my posts is according to the six simple shades on my messed up color plate:
2. Very Dark gray.
3. Medium Gray.
5. Almost White.
I believe no one’s life can really either be black or white,
but everyone’s way of thinking can possibly be.
– If I’m in the Black, I’ll be dead already.
– If I’m in the White, I must probably be non-human with no single worry.
So, I guess my posts will be categorized by colors 2, 3, 4, and 5 then.
Update on 12.9.2016:
More categories like Music Sharing, Thoughtful Notes, Thank You Notes, and Book Recommendation will be added from now on along with the color categories.