Yesterday I had a bad day. It started bad. It was bad before midnight even rolled around and Monday it became. I found myself not being able to fall asleep until well after 3am. Leaving me with very little sleep and of course I spent the major part of work falling asleep at my desk. It was worsened by the internet shorting out and not being able to get work done. And then I come home to find Anon getting riled up about a misinterpretation of my words. It just wasn't a good day. But the amazing thing is that that was yesterday. And today is a brand new day. I cozied into bed last night, got a wonderful night's sleep, and woke up feeling like a new person. I truly regret letting something as silly as miscommunication get under my skin, but I also realize that I am human, and as a human, I have feelings that I sometimes can't let go, and I reacted in a way that I'm not ashamed of. BUT, I didn't have to bring it to my blog and put it on your shoulders. Even when something goes wrong, I shouldn't fluff it up and give it more attention by bringing it to this platform because even though I adore every last one of you, some of you are like me... you stick up for people even when you're not involved. It warms my heart that some of you want to fight for me against a nasty anon, but that isn't your place, and I don't want to put you in that position. So rather than focus on the negative anymore, I'm doing an overhaul! For the next seven days, I will not blog or tweet a single negative thing. Got a headache? Take some medicine. Rip my tights? Look at it as a new way to wear them. You get back what you put into the world. Positive vibes reaps positive rewards.
I realize seven days isn't a long time, but I know that I do better with short term goals. When day 7 rolls around, I'll try to tack 7 more days onto it. Or a month. Either way, I'm going to practice what I preach and stay positive always.
I get asked a lot about how I manage to change my mood and just look at the bigger picture. Well, you've seen how I sometimes fail at it, so now let me share the way in which I succeed. Positive affirmations! Positive quotes! Positive photos! It's simple really... so now I'm going to share with you some of my favorites from my stash (I have a lot!)
"The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity." - benjamin franklin
"There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative." - w. clement stone
"It is important that you recognize your progress and take pride in your accomplishments. Share your achievements with others. Brag a little. The recognition and support of those around you is nurturing." -rosemarie rossetti
"Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right; decide on what you think is right and stick to it."
"Persons are judged to be great because of the positive qualities they possess, not because of the absence of faults."
"If you think about disaster, you will get it. Brood about death and you hasten your demise. Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience." - swami viekananda
"The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible."
"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort." - herm albright
"You've done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination." - ralph marston
Do you have any positive affirmations or quotes that you try to live by? What helps turn your mood around? Certain type of music? A certain song? Let's hear 'em!