Before you go look in the mirror or get annoyed with me because you think I am talking about your weight, notice but is spelled with one “t”, so I am talking about the conjunction.
On Memorial Day, I was chillin by the pool watching my daughter swim. The weather was perfect, there was a slight breeze in the air– not too humid or hot. So as I took a deep breath and looked around, I thought: Ahhh this is such a great place to live. The pool, the weather, I have a great life. But no sooner then that thought came out, another one followed…but you have to work tomorrow. (boo!)
Can y’all relate? As soon as you finally relax or compliment yourself on something, negative Nancy (sorry Nancy) comes along and negates your positivity.
Here’s a few of my negative Nancy thoughts:
Yes, I got some writing in, but I binge watched a dance show all weekend, so I should be way further along.
Yes I lost two pounds this week, but it should’ve been more had I not indulged in those brownies.
Yes, I walked a 1/2 mile to the pool to get in some exercise, but I need to do some more to offset those brownies.
Yes, I finished my blog post early, but I should try to post twice this week.
Yes, I folded and put away some laundry, but I need to weed out my daughter’s drawers and give away what is too small.
It’s the BUT that ruins everything.
So on my walk back from the pool, I wrote this post in my head. I had just caught myself negating the wonderful day… it’s like I needed to find something negative to finish off a positive thought. BUT that’s not so! I could have ended the thought with something positive, point blank period.
Listen to your thoughts and make sure you are ending on a positive note!