The Bad and the Good
Hello gorgeous friends! Monday was an interesting day. Things didn’t go perfectly. In fact, some things were rather poopy. But here’s how I tried to change my thoughts around:
The bad: I wake up to a dark scab on my chin.
The good: At least my zit is healing.
The bad: It’s snowing again. Snow, I’m ready to break up with you.
The good: Warm breakfasts are still clutch in this weather:
In the mix: 1/3 C oats, 1 C water, 1/3 C pumpkin, 1/4 C egg whites, apple pie spice and a drizz of peanut butter. Delicious.
The bad: I’ve read all my fresh magazines and have no juicy elliptical reading. They’re stale now and will collect dust. I refuse to throw them away.
The good: I get to focus on Media Law while on elliptical instead. Good, I needed to read this anyway.
The bad: After my workout, I walk out to my car and find a $30 parking ticket. I had no idea I was in a permit-only area. Will walk to gym from now on.
The good: I had a killer workout and can already feel sore muscles setting in. A ticket ain’t no thang.
The bad: I take 12 minutes to parallel park perfectly in front of my house.
The good: I’m learning.
The bad: I don’t know what to have for lunch.
The good: I have this carrot to work with:
The bad: My camera dies after inappropriate carrot photo.
The good: I have my cheap cell phone to take grainy photos of lunch:
In the wrap: 1 egg, 1 egg white scrambled with spinach and salsa and a schmear of hummus.
The bad: I forgot that warm spinach makes me gag, and the eggs tasted like dish soap from the spatula.
The good: I’m blessed enough to have a lunch full of veggies, a fresh apple and solid protein.
The bad: The weather leaves me stylistically uninspired and I repeat a hoodie.
The good: Vibrant colors are never uninspiring:
The bad: I get called in class to answer a law question and do not know the answer. Points are docked from my participation grade.
The good: This is the kick in the pants I need! I head to the library after class and work on three subjects in 60 minutes.
The bad: My scrumptious afternoon snack wore off at 6:30pm:
The good: I get to go to CVS and buy this assortment:
The bad: My voice is a little weak after the weekend, leaving my singing in practice less than stellar.
The good: We make major progress on new songs and I laugh with my a capella girls. They are amazing.
The bad: I don’t eat dinner until 9:10pm.
The good: I have plenty of veg and meat substitutes, thus allowing me to whip something together in a few minutes:
In the mix: romaine, celery, cherry toms, balls, spicy peanut vinaigrette and Sabra. On the side:
The bad: I want to keep eating after dinner.
The good: I want to keep eating after dinner. What up, cereal, peanut butter and bananas:
The bad: My lower back is throbbing. I’m in so much agony I could cry.
The good: I lay flat for a while and feel a bit better.
The bad: At 10pm, I still have class readings and blogging to do.
The good: Reading out of the way, many minutes of blogging make a perfect end to a not-so perfect day. But I’ve made it through in one poorer, yet happy piece.
Ciao for now,
QUESTION: Do you choose your attitude? How do you change your thoughts to be positive? Or do you?
I’ve shared this about me before, but I firmly believe in choosing my attitude. Sure, parking tickets are obnoxious and dish-soap lunches are disgusting, but they don’t have to ruin my day. They also don’t have to affect the way I treat others and my general attitude. It sounds cheesy/hippy-ish, but I believe in sending out positive messages and vibes to the universe. So when my mind goes to the negative, I make an active effort to change it as fast as possible. While sometimes this prevents me from analyzing possibly serious life moments, it normally allows me to move on from a “woe is me” attitude and continue forward.
This is something MamaJ helped instill in me, for sure. When MattyRich and I were growing up, these words were forbidden, as they were too negative: “hate,” “shut up” and “whatever.” (May I remind you that “whatever” was then used in a Clueless, what. everrrr, kind of way.) Even now I have to check myself when I casually use “hate.” It’s so negative that I don’t want to send it out there, ya know!
Perhaps some find this positivity annoying, but I see no sense in being negative. It takes more energy to be that way. In most instances, you have a choice.
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