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Day 6 of 'Tude

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Today I got out of the house. I ran around with my girls shopping.

The way that this went is that I didn't sleep much last night. I had trouble sleeping last night and didn't want to get up to go shopping.

I laid in bed hoping that Victoria (my daughter) would change her mind about going. I was determined to try to talk her into going tomorrow. When she came in to my room to ask me if I was feeling better and if I was going to go with her. I told her that I was feeling fine but that I didn't get much sleep. She said that she was going to get ready to go and if I wanted to go, I still had time to get ready.

Normally, I would have come up with some reason to just stay home. Maybe I would tell her that since I didn't get much sleep, I would stay home to sleep a bit more. I might have told her that I had some other things to do so I would rather stay home to get them done.

Today, I thought about it for a couple minutes, thinking about what clothes I had to wear and decided to get up and get ready. I got to wear my new jeans and tennis shoes. Victoria said I looked nice. Marlie said she liked my earrings. emoticon

This whole thing about changing my attitude is to turn negatives into positives but also so that I can begin to live life and do things that I have been avoiding. Okay so no, I haven't avoided going shopping all my life but in the last couple years going shopping has either caused me some major anxiety attacks or I just not felt any desire to go. I was just content to just let my life pass me by as I sat at home hidden away.

We had a good time. I am glad that I went. We have already made plans to go out again tomorrow. I am looking forward to it. We have some grocery shopping to do so that will be a big trip.

I know that the more that I try to get up and go, the more I will get out there and do things that I used to do a few years ago. Once I get back to doing those things, I can move on to trying things I haven't done in a long time or things I haven't tried but have always wanted to try.

The good thing about me getting out of the house is that I get more walking in and time in the fresh air. I wish I could have said that the sun was shining but it was raining today. That's okay, I enjoyed the day anyway.

Here's to a great day with the girls!

Much love and positive changes!
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  • no profile photo CD1315172
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    Good for you.
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  • LINDAK25
    That's fantastic! It was a good day.
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    Glad you had a good time Iknow it wasn't easy for you to just do it but the end result was worth it Bravo!
    2790 days ago
    Awesome i'm so happy for you. Sounds like a really fun day.
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  • JUDY106
    it is so nice that you have your daughter and grand-daughter to go with. I don't live close enough to my family to do anything with them. That was so great that you got up and done it. Here's my quote AGAIN:

    You are not going to Quit!
    You are not going to Sit!


    I see you ," MADE UP YOUR MIND" to the good.

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    2790 days ago
    I wish I could have gone along. I hadn't connected the "excuse monster" with negative thinking. (I know, sometimes I'm a little dim.) Why is it we make excuses to not do the things we know we'd enjoy if we'd just get up and do them? What peculiar creatures we are.
    Love you, Mom
    2790 days ago
    I understand where you are coming from. I dread going out sometimes too. I had plans with my Mom this past Saturday. I made myself go. We had a very nice afternoon/evening. Even with my Mom getting us somewhat lost on the way home. I knew I should have taken that exit but she said no. Took me way out of my way but that is alright. We had fun. Just me and my Mom. Enjoy your days out with "the girls". My Mom's motto when she was younger------When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping. emoticon
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  • TERESA159
    Awesome that you did get up and go. Sometimes the best things to do are not the easiest things to do. You fought your urge to do nothing and were rewarded with a fun day out. And more steps! Double win.

    2790 days ago
    I love that you are shutting down the negativity in all thoughts. You aren't just focusing on the bogus lies that go through your head, but you are also shutting up the "excuse monster", and I think we all have that monster. It is so easy to come up with an excuse for anything we don't want to do and I am proud of you for getting out and getting stuff done. I can't pretend to know what the anxiety stuff is like, but it is really an eye opener when I see how it can affect basic things that some of us take for granted, like going out to the store and stuff. I am so proud of you for doing these things even if it is out of your comfort zone and stuff. You really are amazing and you have made so much progress in the past months (not JUST in March), so proud of you! emoticon
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    Making memories! That is the best part!
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    You're going like a house afire!
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  • POPSY190
    Once you stir yourself to do something the easier it gets the next time, and the next sound as though you had a lovely time and I'm sur you will feel the same tomorrow. emoticon
    2790 days ago
    Time with your girls and lots of extra steps! I bet it helped you sleep better too.
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