"Man makes plans and God laughs". That's the phrase rattling around in my skull all week. Everything I plan gets a kink thrown in. The weather this week is super sketchy. Too cold, too windy, no sun, phooey. I had envisioned my last week before going back to work, being full of sun and activity. I wanted to go for walks in the morning, do yard work during the afternoon, and eat dinner outside as a family. That's a negative knight rider. None of those things happened. To top it off, my back is killing me. I can barely stand, walk, or even sit without excruciating pain. How am I going to go back to work like this? Not to mention my goal of losing 10 lbs....
Wow, seriously? I just went through and read what I wrote so far, to proofread (like any good writer would do). You know what I think? That whole paragraph is crap lol. Seriously. It's full of excuses, negative thinking, and worst of all whining! I hate whiners. "Quit whining and do something about it". I say this to my husband, my kids, my family, and even my co-workers. Why not say it to myself?
" Quit whining and do something about it! "
There, I said it. And with that being said, I've decided on another short term goal. Less whining. I'm going to try and take all of my negative thoughts, emotions, and situations and turn them into something positive or motivating.
Negative: My back hurts too much to do anything.
Counter: Let's try stretching, yoga, or walking.
Negative: I'll never lose all 10 lbs by Monday.
Counter: I've already lost 5 lbs. Keep it up!
Negative: I don't want to wake up early.
Counter: Get up anyways and go for a walk. It'll wake me up.
Negative: Mother's Day is ruined because of the weather.
Counter: Find fun things to do inside.
Negative: I'm secretly scared to go back to work because of the corona virus and I feel guilty leaving them to themselves to begin with.
Counter: My family needs financial support and stability. Man up soldier!
Alright, I'm ready! May is now officially my self positivity month.