Thursday, February 17, 2011
I love positive attitudes! I just read the SP Healthy Reflections e-mail. Most of my life I was so overly positive that I think some people couldn't stand to be around me.
Then, for a short while, that took a dive. I'm not quite sure why. I think it might have had to do with pregnancy hormones and the lack of sleep that accompanies little ones. I would remember how much happier I was when I saw everything as positive, so I started to work on getting back to that point. It was a major struggle, that's still ongoing, but very much worth it. I still find myself slipping up occasionally and getting bitter about something, but I eventually remind myself to look for the positive. Most of the time it has to do with things I can't control. As soon as I realize that, then it's easy to fix, I just let it go. If I don't have the power to change it, there's no use worrying about it. Many times there is something I can change about a situation to make it better and that's my own attitude. It's amazing how people respond to friendliness and smiles!
Finally, no matter how tired I am or how many things may have gone wrong, I always try to find the good things in a day to think about and I try not to ever (I can't say never because I may have slipped up once or twice) post anything negative online. For example, if I'm exhausted, I try to think about the fact that it will be interesting to see how much I CAN get done today, instead of complaining about being sooo tired. I'm usually pretty amazed at everything I manage to get done in a state of exhaustion. My mind kind of shuts off but my body keeps going and that next day I'm always a little shocked to see everything that I accomplished. Here's to another great day!