When I have problems in life and things that burden my heart or occupy my mind almost constantly, I’m torn between wanting to deal with those problems or finding some sort of diversion to take my mind off of them. I can’t tell which is the more prudent or advisable.
With me sometimes trying to “deal” with the problem just tends to cast me deeper into the burden and over-analysis to the point where sleep becomes difficult. On the other hand, dealing with the issue head-on can sometimes lead to a resolution of it; and hopefully some sort of closure or peace.
A diversion (or purposely neglecting or denying the issue) can be a good thing because not only does it seem to relieve the burden, but with time sometimes these problems tend to work themselves out or you just start to move past them. On the other hand, I hate the idea of “moving past” a problem by letting time go by without ever addressing it; or just finding something else to divert you from that problem.
I cannot decide which method is better.