Saturday, August 4th, 2018
The Magical Way Out of Negativity
If you are like me, it’s hard to keep things on track during the weekend. This past Saturday I helped my friend (who is going through IVF) prepare dinner, and tried to help her through her daily doses of injections that were pretty difficult to watch. I fell asleep on her couch with Little Women of Atlanta (not by choice you guys… my best friend is obsessed with this show!) blaring in my ears. I awoke that morning realizing that my phone was dead, I had not posted my daily blog post, and my friend needed help with breakfast. (Why she chose to still make breakfast even though she was in pain, hot, and upset, I don’t know. She is a really great house-wife and person.)
So that entire morning I could have kicked myself for not posting on my blog, or I can trust that all of you out there were still writing down your 10 things, or AT LEAST thinking of those 10 things, keeping them at the forefront of your mind. I didn’t have the time that morning to post on my blog… while I could have made it a priority, I put my friend first. If you come across those days when you simply don’t have 15 minutes for yourself in the morning, I encourage you to make a mental note every time you come across something you are thankful for, somewhat like the Day 6 theme. It’s pretty funny to me, after only 6 days I have formed such a habit of thinking of these 10 things that my mind automatically started off on that track upon waking Saturday.
1.) First thing in the morning, write 10 things that you would like to have in your life, want to accomplish, what goals you want to reach, there are no limits to this. Then be grateful for these things in advance. Write them as if you already have them, not as if you will have them in the future.
2.) Choose one problem or negative situation in your life that you most want to resolve.
3.) List 10 things that you’re grateful for about the situation and/or are learning from the situation.
4.) At the end of your list envision the perfect solution for your situation, picture it being completely resolved. Say thank you, thank you, thank you!
5.) Just for today, see if you can get through the day without saying anything negative. If you notice yourself thinking or saying anything negative, stop immediately and say; “But I have to say that I’m grateful for ________”
6.) Just before you go to sleep tonight, hold your rock in your hand and think of the best thing that happened to you today. Say the magic words THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!