I knew from the start, I am my worst enemy. Over thinking things and being too cautious creates a negative energy. I knew I had to find a way. Art has been my refuge. The anger and negative thoughts are best diverted to something more productive. Avoiding things you know would weaken you is really not suppression. Knowing and facing your own monster is a better term to use.
When one succeeded in dealing with issues where others are involved, getting yourself out of you to see what’s wrong is essential. Part of healing is finding ways to face yourself and handle you. Suppression is way too old to be acknowledged. From over-thinking things and producing negative energy; creating something beneficial to many, maybe eventually, would be something really nice.