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An experiment in optimism Take 2

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Apparently this is going to be a LONG experiment... Im a few days in, and let me tell you, coming up with something positive to say without the negativity monster jumping in with a but... is HARD. Ok, its not hard, its pretty much impossible right now. I know I should stomp these thoughts out before theyre done formulating, but my monster is a stealthy little bugger who gets his job done before I even see him...

Ive had a bit of success (50% a passing grade right?) coming at it from the other angle, for everything bad I can list, what but at least... can I counter with? And then quickly move onto a new topic to defend against whatever negative thoughts will come next...

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SHARJOPAUL 3/14/2013 9:18AM

    Just keep at it. It does get better.
Remember if everything is your fault, then even the good stuff is your fault. LOL.

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LUNABYRD 3/14/2013 6:10AM

    Don't they say that you have to do something for 30 days before it becomes a habit. Maybe it will take you 30 days of looking for the positive before you make it a habit.

You can do it.


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JENSTRESS 3/13/2013 11:06AM

    Negativity might be the hardest thing to get rid of. Harder than weight and everything else. I think it is FANTASTIC that you are trying!

You can do it. Keep trying and I bet the negative thoughts come less and less often!!!

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DOLLFACEDX 3/13/2013 11:05AM

    The 'but at least' approach to start with. . .spend lots of time concentrating on your 'at least', bring only that statement to your mind all day, and thinking more positively will become more of a habit.

I have had the same issue and this approach has worked for me 8-)


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