Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Positivity: a bright umbrella on a rainy day

In the interests of keeping myself out of the doldrums, the blahs, the land of fun-sucking, I'm setting myself a small challenge: I will aim to find at least one positive thing in every single day.

Being human, I have a tendency to allow the negative stuff to inflate in my mind until it's completely out of proportion to reality. Well, sure, sometimes the negative stuff IS a big deal, but you know what I mean. And apart from making yourself miserable, when it comes to blogging, nobody wants to read a whiney collection of rants. Not all the time anyway. LOL.

So, my self-set challenge is to mention something positive each day - or at least on days when I blog. Non-blogging days are exempted and I don't have to find extra positives to make up for them. It's my challenge and my blog and I can make up any rules I like, so there.

Today hasn't begun well, because I seem to have sustained a minor injury. On my very first rep of my very first set of my very first exercise. *sigh* It's annoying and painful enough that I had to can training altogether this morning.

I could whinge that I got up at 5:30am for nothing, that it's cold and dark and if I can't train, then I ought to be still in bed snoozing, but I'm all about finding the positive. So here's today's lot:

- I've had extra time to read blogs, enjoy my porridge at my leisure, and to have a second coffee. I'm thinking about a third....hmm, maybe not.

- I slept like a log again last night. It's amazing what a good night's sleep will do for your outlook. I feel almost normal again. Hooray!

- I took the time after dinner last night to prep all my food for today, so I have plenty of good meals to look forward to, with zero effort on my part this morning.

- I'm reasonably confident that this pain in my back will be troubling me very little tonight, so I plan to get on the bike and put in a decent cardio effort. It may not be the planned leg workout, but as I tell my clients, something is always better than nothing.

Huh. Not bad for my first effort.

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