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!