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Thinking About Thinking

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

I've always been what Bruce Springsteen called himself, "A thinking fool." I over think everything to the point of being paralyzed into not acting on anything. It's a personality trait I was born with.
After reading & rereading The Slow Down Diet, Never Say Diet, & The Power of Positive Thinking, I'm convinced that my negative self talk keeps me from sticking to a fitness plan. Now I choose to think of my unemployment as a gift of time to get my thoughts right instead of failure & wasting energy wondering what I did wrong, what could I have done differently? I was miserable during the school year for some reason & I just didn't care. This is my chance to take the time that I need to practice being positive, working on myself so that I'll be ready when the next opportunity comes along. No more victim, just looking for the good in all things- people included. Also, no excuses for not following my plan!
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  • SDOUGLAS8
    Good for you - taking time to work on yourself is something that we all need to do at one time or another. Recognizing what it is you are doing that is fighting against you is half the battle. Now move forward on changing it and change your future forever! I know you can do it!
    4407 days ago
  • HOME-BODY
    Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A word of optimism and hope. A "you can do it" when things are tough. Tomorrow is a new day ....in brace it and take advantage of all the good things it has to offer you!!

    (((HUGS)))
    Marj.

    4407 days ago
  • ALMMOM
    Turn those thinking thoughts into positives. Way to go!!!!
    4408 days ago
  • BIRDLEGS29
    emoticon I share your trait of over thinking but you are now on track so hang on to those positive thoughts. I am surprised "The Power of Positive Thinking" is still available. Norman Vincent Peale wrote that eons ago, but the words apply today just as they did then.
    4408 days ago
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