what happens when you chage the attittude?
Friday, March 22, 2013
First of all, I just want to thank everyone for all the positive comments on my spark page. It really inspired me to keep blogging! So here goes blog number 2…
The moment I woke up this morning I was bombarded by stressful thoughts-am I going to finish my project on time, how am I going to move all my furniture for the carpet installation, is the carpet installation going to go ok since I have to be out of town, am I going to survive my first hot yoga class without having a heart attack, I know I’m going to go off my diet because someone will bring home made goodies to the office, what happens if blah blah blah-you get the picture.
Then it hit me- why am I assuming the worst case scenario? Instead of always thinking the worst, why not change my attitude and look for the best possible outcome? It has just as much likelihood of occurring as the negative one! So I took an extra five minutes and started arguing with myself. I am fortunate to have a job and I am good at it. Getting the job done is a challenge not a chore and I will feel good when I accomplish it. Worrying about the furniture is just a waste of energy. Just sit back and wait. Something positive will happen-after all, getting the contractor to show up is a miracle in itself! I am going to enjoy the yoga class and discover a whole new form of exercise that I enjoy. I am going to make smart food choices and feel good about myself.
So how did my day go after this mental shift?
I got my work done
My contractor e-mailed me out of the blue and told me that the carpet installer agreed to move the furniture at no extra cost. Then my boss actually came to me and asked if I wanted Monday morning off so I could be there when the carpet people arrived.
I’ll let you know about the yoga-that’s not till Sunday
There were tons of homemade goodies, and of course they were set up in the cubicle next to me. I grabbed a pack of chewing gum and didn’t touch them. Not only did I survive the goodie test, I survived the impromptu lunch with the girls test. I used my new found thinking and made it a challenge. I looked up the menu online and made a reasonable choice that let me stay within my calorie range.
So it’s been a great day and a good lesson. Every moment is a new possibility. It is our choice how we view things. From this moment forward I’m going to make the effort to choose the positive path instead of the negative. I challenge you to do the same.
Have a great weekend!