It’s already moving too fast. Today, Day 2, we will begin with the mind.
You are what you think.
I’m pretty sure I just made that up. If not, Google it and let me know. I’ll take credit for it until then.
The ‘negative thoughts bus’ needs to stop here, so we can all get off together.
If you are a glass is half empty kind of person, and unwilling to try to reform, then this may not be the trailer park or Forty Day Fix for you… I’m just saying.
If you want to get along here, or practically anywhere, with any semblance of success, you’re gonna have to let go of the negativism. Right here. Right now.
For some of us, less than Pollyanna types, this will take some practice. We’ve talked before on the kill-switch-word. This is where we will use it.
Let’s practice. Negative thought enters your mind, “I want to suffocate my co-worker with a pillow.” BAM! Insert kill-switch-word of choice for co-worker-who-pushes-all-of-my-buttons-on-any-given-day, and voila you are free from that negative thought.
Again, “That (expletative) Asian man just took the for-sale sign down and hid it!” Insert kill-switch-word for rude-behavior-from-someone-you-don’t-know while you hold on to your Marine to keep him from exiting the truck and beating the living day lights out of said rude person. Negative thoughts vanish like using Whisk for ring around the collar.
I can’t tell you what your kill-switch-words should be. That has to be on your own.
However, here are a few suggestions of words/phrases I personally use that help me in time of need. Maybe they can help you. And when repeated either aloud or just in your mind while you lock yourself in the closet of your office for 5 minutes with all of the lights off can bring a certain calming and positive mind set.
Inhale peace, Exhale joy. (As you inhale and exhale slowly)
Peace. Peace. Peace.
Get behind me Satan!
Peace and Light
This whole idea isn’t all that new. For anyone who has ever watched or loved The Sound of Music and sung to the top of your lungs “My Favorite Things,” it’s pretty much that. I haven’t re-invented the wheel here; I just keep polishing it.
Positively mindfully yours,
Your very BEST friend in the whole entire world