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You can only control the way you react

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I was at the church this morning for the weekly food pickup and got to discussing this topic with a random person (I love talking to random people, it's always interesting). We got to discussing how we react to certain people.

I'd go back into the situation with the one person that's on my mind a little too much lately, but I'm just going to leave that topic alone and see how it comes to fruition this year by the way both sides react to each other.

I also know that the way we react to certain situations can make or break our spirit. We can react in a positive way to situations that look grim and we can react negatively to situations that are going our way.

If the scale isn't agreeing with us, we could certainly say, "I give up, let's stop moving and go pig out", or we can say, "I'm going to go try harder to finish this goal I have." This is the point of no return, where our mind will have given up or gone onward and upward. Sure it might change as time goes on, but if you try to keep it strong and positive, then you're more likely to stick with the goal. Life will not always be positive, but the way you react can be.

You may start out thinking that it's hard and that you don't think you can do it, but then you start to see little progress and you may start to have that glimmer of hope that pulls you through the hard times. Life is hard, but you can choose to let it get you down or let yourself be lifted out of the darkness.

Only you can decide if you are worth the positive thoughts. Act on those positive thoughts and you will come through the hard times.

I believe that each and every one of you is worth the positiveness that can bring you back to fun happy times.
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    Exercising helps me keep my positive thoughts going through the cold, short winter days!
    1369 days ago
    It's alot easier to be reactive to situations than to make a conscious effort to change things up. I've had people who have been very negative to me and if I confront them about what did I ever do to them? I get I don't know I just don't like you. It's kinda hard to turn that situation around. I find it's easier to work on things my family is going through like how to deal with food allergies. It' s alot harder to turn things around for myself.
    1370 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    So true, and thanks for sharing info we tend to forget sometimes. By the way I can gab with people I just met too. You never know what a wealth of info someone else may pass along.
    1370 days ago
    Truth. All of it!
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    1370 days ago
  • TANYA602
    I needed this reminder today. Thank you! In my head I've been writing something very similar.
    I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who likes random conversations!
    1371 days ago
    So true and I appreciate your perspective. :) emoticon
    1371 days ago
  • TORTISE110
    True, true!
    1371 days ago
    You're so right! I refuse to let the negative get to me :) Success is all about attitude emoticon
    1371 days ago
    Good blog! emoticon
    1371 days ago
  • CC3833
    Nice blog... And I think you hit the nail on the head... If it was an easy journey everyone would be doing it.
    1371 days ago
    Oh this is very true! I have a 'situation' at work where I really need to learn not to react, just to carry on, keep my head down, and do my job. Yesterday my boss really frustrated me and at my break I almost just went and laid down to go to sleep because it sort of depressed me but I worked out instead. I was glad I did.

    However, I have to remember not to get caught up in it in the first place because it's something that is just part of the place I work for no matter who the 'boss' I am talking to is at the moment.

    Thanks for the blog!
    1371 days ago
    Great Blog!
    1371 days ago
    I absolutely agree with you. That being said, I think I need to be a bit more mindful of that when the scale is unkind... thanks for posting!
    1371 days ago
    Excellent post. It seems we always give others (and objects such as a scale) too much power over us. It is time to take back control and react properly! Thanks for the post! emoticon
    1371 days ago
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