My first post was all about “being a better me” and I had an epiphany that I was kind of a miserable person…a Negative Nancy, or as my kids like to say….a crabby patty!
I never thought that way of myself but when I really started thinking about how others view me and how I always seemed to be in a bad mood, it just dawned on me. I really needed an attitude adjustment.
I have always complained about how I had the worst luck in the world (told you I had a flair for the dramatic), and why can’t I ever just catch a break? I finally started realizing that I was always focusing on the negative and I was really starting to annoy myself!
Here I was with two beautiful perfect children, an amazing husband, a roof over my head and a decent job. Not to mention my very loving supportive family, great group of friends, plenty of food to eat…jeez, now I just sound like I’m bragging. Okay, point taken.
It was time to turn that frown upside down. That was it. Simple as that. Easy as pie. Positivity is really just a mindset. It’s a decision, nothing more. It has nothing to do with good luck, you’re either going to have a positive outlook or you’re not.
I’m happy to report that I now view myself as a Patty Positivity instead of a Debbie Downer. I’ve noticed a huge difference in myself and I really hope that those around me have as well. I hate to use this line, but it’s the truth…you really just have to look for that silver lining. It may not be so bright and shiny sometimes, but it’s there. Find it and focus on that. It’s made a huge difference to me, I feel less stressed, less anxious and feel like I’m just a nicer person to be around.
Okay, I’m done preaching for now…
Thanks for reading,