Week 7 – MKMMA
Usually, I have some idea of what I want to write about but not tonight. I know that I need to have my blog post written by today and so here I am, you get to experience a little stream of consciousness writing today and we’ll see where it goes!
It’s been very interesting trying to complete my mental diet. I am becoming even more aware of my thoughts now than when I was trying to express no opinions. It’s a little shocking even to realize what kind of thoughts I have at times and how little attention I used to pay to them.
I can’t count the number of times I’ve restarted my mental diet but I think it’s getting easier. I’ve had some great tips shared with me: use a mantra, identify triggers for your negative thoughts and prepare ahead of time for them, and I stumbled on one myself… humming a song. I don’t usually swear in front of others but I discovered I do it in my head a lot–especially when I drop my face cream on the floor, or when I step with my socks into a puddle my elderly dog has left on the kitchen floor! Unfortunately, there’s no 7-second rule on swears or outbursts, hence my high restart count… but it’s improving, I
Reboot! Reboot! Reboot! What a week! Enjoying your honest post about the process, Laura. The two sides of the mind…little devils! ?????
You have such a cute little woofer! ❤️ Thank you for sharing your thought process! See you in the tribe talks! ?
I so enjoy reading your blog posts (we seem to be following a similar path!). Love your suggestion about humming a fav song. Will need to try that since swearing in your head counts!
Awesome blog post 🙂 Thank you for your thoughts! I never know what I’m going to type but it just happens…. 🙂
I did it one day at a time and it gets better every day. I fall into situations that i have no control but in the way of my actions i am aware of it and gives me power and confidence. Thanks for sharing Laura
Improvement, not perfection, is what I strive for!