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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
    Just keep at it. It does get better.
    Remember if everything is your fault, then even the good stuff is your fault. LOL.
    1360 days ago
  • LUNABYRD
    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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    1360 days ago
  • JENSTRESS
    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!!!
    1361 days ago
  • STELLASMYBEBE
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    1361 days ago
  • DOLLFACEDX
    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-)

    Dolly
    1361 days ago
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