Wednesday, February 06, 2013
While I was walking this morning, I started thinking about how far I have come instead of dwelling on where I am still screwing up, and it has put me in a really good mood all day long.
Why is it that we tend to lean toward the negative? I was reading my book, 100 ways to motivate yourself, by Steve Chandler; chapter 25: Find your inner Einstein. To quote the book; "To experience Einstein's creative level of thinking, all you have to do is habitually use your imagination. This is a difficult recommendation for adults to follow, though, because adults have become accustomed to using their imaginations for only one thing: worrying. Adults visualize worst-case scenarios all day long. All their energy for visualization is channeled into colorful pictures of what they dread.. What they don't comprehend is that worry is a misuse of the imagination."
This is what I thought about during my walk today. It is one of my biggest hurdles to overcome. Staying positive when you are surrounded by people who do nothing but bitch and complain about EVERY SINGLE MINISCULE PROBLEM IN THEIR LIFE. I can start the day in a fantastic mood and by noon all of the negative addicts have sucked the energy out of my mood. I fight it, but rarely win. By evening, I am exhausted and craving the sugar and solitude. And the cycle starts over the following day.
SO! I decided, I am going to counter act these negative nancys and tell them how I feel about their energy sucking attitudes. Today when anyone has started bitching and complaining about anything, I simply ask them what can you tell me that is positive in your day today or in your life. They look at me as though I am absolutely crazy and I just smile. They are not winning today. I will force them to find something to appreciate and be happy about because TODAY, they are not sucking my good mood away from me. And tomorrow they will not win either. I am tired of misusing my imagination because of what other people pile on me daily. They can deal with their own crap and go bitch about it on facebook where everyone else does; cause I am DONE!!! Done letting other people decide how rotten my day will be.
So please..............tell me ONE thing positive in your day today! PLEASE!!! : )