Positively No Negativity Challenge
Day 68 of 84
I often find that doing something is not half as bad as thinking about doing something. Last week was emotionally exhausting, what with waiting for news of my Mom as well as dealing with university officials about my son’s year. It was so exhausting that when we finally came home, I went into ‘introvert mode’, meaning I retreated to my office to read and knit. I just needed some time to unwind and process the week’s events.
But how do you know when you’ve had enough time to unwind?
After a few days of being very low key I realized that I was becoming negative once again. The “what if, how come and why me” were taking a front row seat in my mind. I had a million things needing my attention, but I just sat there and thought about them.
I made lists, but still I sat there. The longer I sat there, the bigger the tasks became, until they seemed impossible to do.
It was time to get off the chair and DO something.
Is there anything worse than procrastinating?
Einstein said, “Nothing happens until something moves” and in this case the ‘something’ was me. So the first thing I did was to clean off my desk. Then I tidied the office. That was a start.
Then I made a list of things needing doing and as I did them I crossed them off the list. I started to feel better. Just by starting to act, the mountainous tasks became smaller and manageable. Is there anything worse than over thinking a situation and blowing it way out of proportion in your mind? By starting to ‘move and do’ rather than ‘sit and think’, positive thoughts began to clear out the negative.
I started to feel better about myself and that enabled me to put a lot of things in perspective. I got back outside in the sunshine and walked.
I’ve always found that exercise has been a motivator for me. It must be the endorphins. I’m back on track now, but the past week has made me realize how easy it is to sink into a funk, and how important it is to just take the first step in getting things done.
It’s going to be a great day today!
Today I am grateful:
1. To be alive and healthy
2. For breakfast with my hubby
3. For a fridge filled with healthy food
4. For prayer
5. For coffee and a chat with a friend