Lets talk perspective
Monday, January 24, 2011
I read Nancy Howard's blog this morning and it really go me thinking about PERSPECTIVE. The best definition I found was : A mental view or outlook. What changes your "mental view" or "outlook" into a situation or life in general?
For me it is a number of things. When I get sick my outlook on even the most mundane things becomes skewed, my perspective changes dramatically. I read my blog from last week and realized that some of the issues I was dwelling on were complicated by the simple fact that I was getting sick!!! I become overly dramatic, whiny and I tend to feel sorry for myself!
I have been feeling very sorry for myself because I have been "stuck" here at this job...well I found out Friday that this job will be ending in February! Every Sunday I dreaded packing for this trip, I dreaded being away from home for the three nights and four days and now, believe it or not this morning I actually thought about what it would be like not being here and I was sad! You see, my mental outlook changed because there is a light at the end of the tunnel and I realized that this job actually brought some good things with it!
The guy I was whining about in the blog last week asked me if I wanted to go out one night next weekend (apparently it is the first free night he has found in the last two weeks). Well, as desperate as I sounded in my blog last week, I was just that nonchalant when he asked me about next weekend. I actually told him that I had stuff to do (which is not a lie). I did give him an option which he has not responded to yet...we shall see (again, my perspective on that whole thing has changed for the best as well).
Finally, I dropped 2 out of the 4 pounds I want o lose! It is amazing how just two pounds can change the way I feel about myself! I feel skinnier! I feel like my clothes fit better, look better and I have way more confidence in myself!
When things get you down, please remember that tomorrow your perspective will change and it will not be as bad as you thought!