The Art of Life
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Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Attitude


Enjoy Life Kit by Mindy Terasawa found here.

~~In her blog today, Kal asked, "What turns your day around?" Hmmm. Good question. And one that I could really use an answer to. My baby girl is still sick so it was another long night. She and I were able to sleep in a little this morning. It helped a little but I've never really liked sleeping in. To me, you wake up feeling like you're already behind in your day. We found out yesterday that she has a bad sinus infection so hopefully the antibiotic will start turning things around.
~~So I've been thinking about this question and, I know it sounds so cliche, but I do think it all comes back to attitude. It's something that I've been working on. A while back I wrote a post on the power of words and thoughts. I really am learning that what I tell myself in my mind will dictate the outcome of my day. Like this morning; I wake up thinking that I'm already behind. I start making mental lists of all the things I need to get done. I'm tough on myself and don't take into account that I haven't had much sleep in the last few days. Before I know it, all my anxious thoughts have made me feel nervous and defeated. Did you get that? My thoughts made me feel that way. Nothing else.
~~So what can I do to turn it around? Reevaluate my thinking. Stop. Breathe deep. Say a prayer and release my day to God. Know that every moment is a chance to start fresh. There's nobody out there with a stopwatch, timing me and yelling if I'm not fast enough. My Great Aunt once told me a lesson that she had learned during a difficult time. She said, "I only have to think 1 thought at a time, do 1 thing at a time, live 1 day at a time."And it's so true. It also helps me a lot to write in my journal. It becomes a mixture of prayers, thoughts, lists, goals - basically anything that's going on in my head.
~~So, I'm going to choose to turn my day around right now. Yes, the morning is almost gone and not much has been accomplished, but it's okay. I can start now. And I will choose to live my afternoon with joy. Maybe the girls and I will have a picnic on the living room floor. After all, whether I believe it or not, I DO have the power to turn my day around!



1 comment:

Meg said...

Thanks for those positive thoughts. I know what you mean about having a bad attitude ruin your day. When I come home from a crappy day at work, I'll remember what you said, and not let work ruin my art time!

Hope your girlie feels better.