From yesterday’s post, I realized three things:
- I am going to have ups and downs. And that’s okay.
- I am going to have days where I struggle to combat negativity. The trick is stopping them before they start (sound simple, but truly, thank you for those that suggested that, even as Alicia mentioned, verbally saying STOP when I start to go down that path).
- I am a work in progress…but so is everyone else.
Oh, and by the way, I am convinced I have the best bloggy buddies on the planet. Not just support (as always) but tangible advice and suggestions. For that, thank you.
I also realize that my ups and downs are usually relatively close together. I had such a great day when I wrote this post, and then two days later, this post. What gives? I’m actually really not sure, but all I can say is, after writing that post, I actually already started to feel better, and then as your comments came in, I started feeling even more assured that maybe my negativity isn’t so abnormal, that we all do it to some extent. The key is not to let it become so self-inflicting that it harms you. That you nip it before it gets to that point. It’s not a great habit, but it’s certainly fixable, and certainly something I can overcome. I’ve overcome a lot in the last few years, and I surely will overcome this hurdle as well.
Ups and downs.
Feeling back on the up and ready to take on the weekend. Easing into it after a long and tiring week, looking forward to spending it with friends, family, and M. Cheers friends, hope you all have a restful and fun weekend.