Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. — Benjamin Franklin
In the past I was always hoping and waiting for things to turn and then I would be happy! I must admit that at times when the stress is high I begin to think that way again. But I have learned to snap myself out of it and clear the negative self talk. This practice took time to respond to but with practice and seeing the outcome it gets easier!
What I do is a simple exercise, I take my hand and place it in front of my eyes and shake it back and forth and say “Clear”. If I am in a crowd of people I simply say to myself, “Clear”. This sounds like a strange activity but it works. It gets me out of my own stinking thinking and back focusing on what I can do at this moment.
Today I teach others this exercise and as an alternative I give out the wrist bands that became famous by Lance Armstrong’s “Live Strong” campaign, I suggest when your mind wanders into the negative you snap the band on your wrist to snap your self out of it!
The truth of the matter is that we all have negative thoughts. We all allow ourselves to wander into the “when I get through this I will be happy” syndrome! However, truth be told, we only have the “NOW” and we can choose to be happy “NOW” so we need to snap ourselves out of the negativity “NOW”…
Life is good!
Go, Go, Go…