Author: Jilligan
•9:36 PM

I went walking tonight by myself, well, I had the dogs. I am not a fast walker but thanks to one of the dogs, the pace is a little faster then usual. Anyway, to the point...I saw some people I knew while I was walking. I didn't talk to them and they didn't talk to me but as I was approaching them I thought of all the things they must be thinking or saying. Granted I never heard them say anything, but I imagined lots of things I thought they might say. And everything I thought was ugly or negative. Nothing positive, nothing encouraging, and nothing nice. But it wasn't them talking. It was my own negative self talk. I was saying those things to myself. I was thinking those things about myself. The whole process made my angry because I was actually becoming mad at them as I passed them. Yet they had done nothing to me. Luckily, tonight, I was able to catch what I was doing to myself and make the choice to stop. Most of the time I can't. Most of the time, I let the negative take control.

I have had to deal with a lot of negative lately. Some of it my own, some of it from others but all of it directed towards me. I am trying not to let these types of things impact me.

Positively, I ate clean again today. All week we will have desserts at work so I will fight that battle. I also walked 3 miles and took the dogs. I got some laundry done and put up. I mowed the yard. I can combat the negative!

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1 comments:

On August 17, 2010 at 9:22 AM , Jodie said...

I do that exact same thing! Good for you for catching yourself and stopping it.

And great job on all the accomplishments. DYB!