Negative thoughts are a little hard to work on. They creep into my head and sometimes take up residence. Only by being aware of them can I get rid of them - and don't they lurk in the shadows JUST as I am falling asleep or when I wake up in the morning. Bastards. It takes energy and work and lots of positive reassurance from myself TO myself to clean up the mess I make in my head on a kind of regular basis. When I can't do it alone I am always delighted to have an excellent therapist ready with my next appointment.
I don't surround myself with negative people. I stopped that in my mid-40's. When I encounter someone who is naturally negative I do my best to bring them "into the light." Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I may have to share the world with them, but I don't have to share MY world with them and that's a bonus. And remember, as my mom says, "may the breath they exhale help the plant life."
Today I am having a colonoscopy. THAT will certainly clear out a lot of the crap now, won't it?! Already, I am thinking of tomorrow as my clean slate day. It will be THE perfect day to reboot my eating, my body and my mind.
Here's to a positive Monday. It's a great way to start the week!
Shiny happy people laughing