Writing down our thoughts is a simple but powerful practice. We get so caught up in feelings that we lose perspective on reality. Reflecting on our experiences helps establish an emotional distance. We look at our lives more objectively when we put them down on paper. 

Each of us has a movie playing in our heads. We might imagine ourselves as the hero or villain, Or maybe we feel like an inconsequential character lingering in the background. Regardless, we frame our perception of the world with our thoughts.

I think it's important to take a step back and remember that you're in your own movie. Your thoughts, feelings, and emotions are powerful illusions that shape your outlook. Trying to grasp onto certain feelings or resist others is what causes us suffering. As long as we recognize this happening, then it won't have such a strong hold over us.