Diary Post: Future Me Thinks I'm Good Enough

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This is gonna be the first blogpost I've written that doesn't have anything to do with my other social media, unboxing, or tutorials! To be honest, these kinds of blogposts are my favorite! I feel like these are the kind of posts I originally started my blog for. I just love to write! Haha. I've been on this platform for a while now, and I'm surprised to see that we are still going strong!

I always have all these crazy ideas in my head to write about on this blog. (Like it always hits me hard whenever I'm taking a shower!) I keep trying to get myself to remember them so I can compile them into a blogpost, but I always forget!! 

So it's finals week. I'm not feeling too stressed out. I guess I just feel 5000% done with this semester. Only two more semesters to go until I get to graduate! I guess you can say I'm both scared and excited. I still don't know what I'm going to do with my life. There's like this strange feeling of uncertainty that lingers around, and it kind of scares me a little bit. I guess that's the beauty of being a 20somethingyearold (I'm 21 right now). People expect you to have your whole life planned out, but let's be honest. Most of us don't have a clue what we are going to eat for breakfast the next day, let alone what we are going to do with our whole lives. 

I'm sure I'll look back on this post a few years later (when I hopefully have my life together) and laugh about how much I was stressing about stupid things. You know, the more I think about it, I mostly live my life thinking about future me. I always wonder what future me is going to think about present day me. It keeps me motivated to change. 

Erikson's theory of Psychosocial Development just popped into my mind. Let me just give you a condensed version (for the sake of readability). Basically, when you hit a certain age (around 65 or older) you reach a stage known as Ego Integrity vs Despair. This stage is when you look back in your life and see if you have accomplished all the things you wanted to. If you lived a fulfilling life, you will feel accomplished. If you don't, you fall into despair. I find myself wondering which category I will fall under. Will I feel accomplished or will I fall into despair? I guess we won't know until we get there.

I think Erik Erikson is my favorite psychologist! He's just so cool. People might hate on me because his theories are the easiest to understand, but I don't care. His theory on psychosocial development just resonates with me a lot. This is actually quite interesting because Erikson's theory is largely psychoanalytical / neo Freudian and I'm more behavioral / cognitive when it comes to psychology. 

That is why I HATE it when people say "Stop psychoanalyzing me"

Not all psychologist psychoanalyze. (Also, at a bachelor's level of psychology, you can not employ these methods anyways!) Psychoanalysis is largely a Psychoanalytical / Freudian technique. I'm not knocking on the whole psychoanalysis idea. I don't hate Freudian theories. It's just not what I personally believe in. 

If you are confused, let me explain. In psychology, it is common to have a theoretical orientation / way of practicing therapy. These orientations outline what the clinician / therapist believes is the cause of psychological dysfunctions. There are many different theoretical orientations. Some of the more well known theoretical orientations are: Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral, Humanistic / Positive Psychology, and Psycho-Biological. You can fall into one specific orientation or take ideas from multiple theoretical orientations. For more information, you can check out this link [HERE].

There is no "right or wrong" theoretical orientation. (Of course some hardcore psychologists may disagree.) There are multiple ways to practice therapy. However, this is the reason why some people might default to saying, "therapy doesn't work." 

I believe therapy does work! However, you need to find a therapist that's right for you.

So that is my spiel on psychology for one day. If you haven't noticed, I love psychology a lot! It's almost like a religion to me. I feel like I must add that I get mildly annoyed when I read "psychology facts" on tumblr. It makes me mad when people shit on something that I love. Most of those so called "facts" are incorrect. Kids enjoy self diagnosing themselves with rare mental illnesses and parade it around their blog like it's a some kind of special club. There's this weird divide between "spreading mental health awareness" and perpetuating stigma by labeling everyone with a disorder. 

Here have a label. Join the club!

"Hi, I have psychopathic-obsessive-bipolar-anxiety-schizoid-compulsive disorder. Oh also, my name is ___."

Of course, I'm the insensitive one right? But what do I know?

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