anxiety, depression, disney princess, enthusiastic, mental health

Princess Practice

In my new book, How to Be a Princess, there is a section in the back that looks like this:

You randomly choose a word, think about what that word means to you and act out the word for the rest of the day.

Let’s see what I choose!

Enthusiastic!

Instead of following the book’s instructions to a tee, I’m going to change ’em up a bit.

I’ll define the word as I see it, look up the word in the dictionary, write the word on pieces of paper and hang them around the house, and act out the word for the remaining of the month. At the end of the month I will share with you what it means to me and I’ll share how it’s going along the way.

For me, enthusiastic describes someone who is excited and passionate about the things they do and see and learn. I would not describe myself as enthusiastic. In fact, with depression and anxiety, being enthusiastic can be extremely difficult.

I looked up enthusiasm on dictonary.com (who has a real dictionary anymore?) and the website defines the word as:

  1. Absorbing or controlling possession of the mind by any interest or pursuit; lively interest
  2. An occupation, activity or pursuit in which such interest is shown

Synonyms (thank you thesaurus.com): passion, energy, fire, fever and spirit

Examples of enthusiastic princesses:

That’s all I have for now, I better start making signs!

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