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An experiment in optimism – Take 2

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Apparently this is going to be a LONG experiment... I’m 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, it’s not hard, it’s pretty much impossible right now. I know I should stomp these thoughts out before they’re done formulating, but my monster is a stealthy little bugger who gets his job done before I even see him...

I’ve 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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    Just keep at it. It does get better.
    Remember if everything is your fault, then even the good stuff is your fault. LOL.
    1832 days ago
    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.

    1833 days ago
    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!!!
    1833 days ago
    1833 days ago
    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-)

    1833 days ago
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