Wednesday, February 29, 2012

10 Realistic Ways to Stay Positive - Part 4

24 hours will pass.

This is one of the ways I have gotten through some really tough days. This is really for days when
you know things will change by the next day---you will get through that
tough appointment with the lawyer, doctor’s appointment that you afraid of
or even knowing your kids’ antibiotic will have kicked in and they will
feel better.

I have been known to count them down in 1 hour increments….and five minute increments.

Monday, February 27, 2012

10 Realistic Ways to Stay Positive - Part 3

Do something physical to vent your frustration.

If you are not the exercise type I have found that chopping vegetables
(careful with the knife!), crushing bread crumbs or some equivalent, or one of my favorites--- throwing glass bottles in the big recycling bins (not good if you have curbside pick up) somehow helps.

Labels: , , ,

Saturday, February 25, 2012

10 Realistic Ways to Stay Positive - Part 2

Action is a great way to get back on track.

Sometimes you feel like your whole life has been hijacked by other people.
Even if you want to start ---you do not know where to.

If you have never made a list in your life, write down two things (no more) to do. If you have
been a list maker all your life, do not write your usual 15 item list---only two for you also. (Maye even MORE important for you chronic list makers!)

If you are really overwhelmed start small---like putting the dishes away. Don’t start with “World Peace”, but two very small, almost non-thinking types of things.

Do one, cross it off. You will have more energy to do the second. If you can do
more after the two, put two more on the list. Repeat. Every time you get
something done you will feel stronger, better and yep---more positive.

Labels: , , , ,

Thursday, February 09, 2012

10 Realistic Ways to Stay Positive - Part 1

Cut yourself some slack.

Don’t beat yourself up and think “People have it much worse than me---I do not have the right to feel this way”. Some days life is just wrong in all ways. It’s ok to think and feel that, but then accept you still have to deal with it.

Labels: , ,