The Positively No Negativity Challenge
Don’t you find that when you smile more, you are less apt to be negative? I do. I have been in a negative mode for so long, however, that I have to keep reminding myself to smile.
As I start this challenge, I find that there is a lot of negative self talk going on in my head. I found myself working hard yesterday to ‘change the cassette’ between my two ears. Hopefully, in time, positive talk will replace the negative.
Did you know that negative thoughts are more powerful than positive thoughts? We need to saturate ourselves with positive thoughts in the same way we need more HDL, the good cholesterol, than LDL. It’s the ratio of positive to negative that counts.
Last week Dave and I were in Newfoundland and it rained every day. Every day. It kind of gets you down after awhile. But yesterday here in the Annapolis Valley, it was a stunningly beautiful and sunny autumn day. It was very easy to be positive, and it made up for the week before.
So I decided to make a list of what I am grateful for each day, or what made me happy. Here goes…
Five things that made me happy today:
1. Jeans that fit
2. An almost empty waiting room at the Dr’s office
3. A day to myself
4. The fact that I did my exercise program
Here’s a little something I read yesterday and it did indeed make me smile:
Live your life
Because right now
Is the oldest
You’ve ever been
And the youngest
How did you make out yesterday? Let me know!