Thursday, December 10, 2009

New Years Eve come early

After my last blog I felt very negative and complainy (my blog I can make up words if I want to) so I made a decision yesterday to change my outlook. I know as good as anyone else that your thoughts set the stage for your day, life, etc and its up to me to see the world through whatever colored glasses I choose. So today is a new day. I'm trying my New Year's resolution early, figuring that if I start now by the actual new year I will be already on my way to a happier 2010. I'm one of those typical resolvers that will pick something I know is good for me, work on it for about two weeks, and then give it up without a blink of an eye, claiming its too hard, I don't have time, TV is more fun, whatever. This time however, rather than choose to work out more or quit smoking ( I know I know I really NEED to stick to that one) I am deciding to be a better person. Well, that encompasses A LOT. Not that I'm a bad person per say but that can be applied to a very large part of someone's life. I came to the realization that so much of my day is taken up complaining about other drivers, talking about people who bother me or judging someone else's life choices rather than focusing on the only thing around me that I can actually change, myself. I spent a very good year of my life a few years ago ridding myself of any negative talk about anyone else and myself. I only filled my days with people, things, work that were positive and uplifting. It was a peaceful year. Somewhere along the way normal frustrations of life overtook and I am at where I am now. Complainy. So I am adjusting my focus once again to get back to that wonderful place. I know it won't be easy. This resolution will be more of an awareness than an actual act. I will have to hold myself accountable and find other ways to release my frustrations. Because in reality being frustrated with people around me really isn't making my life better in the long run. Worrying about what other people are doing that may bother me, is taking my attention off of the things I need to do. Its giving me something else to focus on instead of fixing the things in my own life that might frustrate someone else. And all the negativity is just down right draining. So today it begins. I have choices in what my thoughts and words will be. And I'm choosing happiness.



Blogger Kathryn said...

I LOVE this GO, girl! It sounds like you've made an EXCELLENT plan...and you're aware that something's gotta give.

So, you stick with it. Give UP those ciggies...don't ya know that stuff can kill you?

We all need to believe that life's gonna get better....otherwise, what are we living for??

December 10, 2009 at 6:47 PM  

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