As you may or may not know, I am going about my days trying to clean up the clutter that has found habitation in my life over the last couple of years. Some of my efforts are practical, like the Accountability Calendar I posted below and others are less tangible. One of which is to try and isolate bad incidents from a bad life or even a bad day.
It's unbelievably easy to turn into the grumpy lady, the bitter black woman...bleh. We'd rather be awesome! So, I've opted to break things up.
E.g "That was an awful meeting" vs "That was an awful day."
Aren't we ever so quick quick to claim the latter? This habit of blowing things out of proportion (and I'm not being apathetic to the bad things that can happen to one in succession.) is exactly what keeps us clinging to feelings of unhappiness and helplessness.
Ugh, no-one likes a "problems girl." - and if all this talk about the universe hearing our thoughts or attracting the negativity you keep thinking about is true, then we're bound to make our days worse by dubbing them BAD even before lunchtime?
So here's what it is: I had a bad, moment, argument, 5 minutes. Not: My life sucks, FML, Earth Swallow ME etc. Lol, this might sound like boring logic but trust me, once it's really sunk in, it works. And now we can walk around with our beautiful smiles instead of putting up death tweets.
CHEER UP! :)