Today’s Assignment: Avoiding negative thought patterns
Today’s chapter is all about negative thought patterns, and I know this is something I need to work on. But, it’s tough. One of the things Crystal talks about is the phrase, “I’ll try,”
“Try” may not seem like a negative thought word, but it really is! When you use the word “try,” you are telling yourself that you don’t really believe in your ability to get the job done. In your mind, you’ve already failed, and you’re accounting for your failure with your word choice.
I haven’t really thought about this much in terms of being a negative thought pattern, but honestly, it is negative. I say “I’ll try,” because I don’t want to lie. I don’t want to be one of those people who says repeatedly “I’m going to change.” And then doesn’t. So instead, I say “I’ll try.” But really everything about that is negative. It’s admitting defeat before I even start.
Crystal also talks about surrounding yourself with positive and supportive people. This is a struggle for me as well. I have to admit that most of the people around me (mostly family) are on the negative side, and are quick to say why my plan or goal isn’t going to happen. I am, however, so blessed to be married to a wonderful, positive and supportive husband who is such a cheerleader for me. He believes in me, no matter how many times I have failed in the past and I am so blessed to have that in him.
Today’s Assignment: Don’t “try,” DO IT!
Crystal also shared this short motivational video of Art Williams—whatever it is you are wanting to attain, just.do.it.
Assignment 1: Small Habit (dressed and bed made as soon as I get up)
If nothing else happens out of this challenge, at the very least, I feel like I have got back on track with this habit.
Assignment 2: Continue with Life Hack
I’m kind of lost on this for the moment. Wondering if I should start something new at this point in the challenge, or keep trying for the working out thing, even though I haven’t really started it.
Assignment 3: Mega-Project
Yesterday, I made it through the hallway closets, and today will be moving along to the bathroom and linen closet. The progress so far has been nice and I’m looking forward to tackling the other areas in the house as well.
How are you doing? How did day 7 go for you? Do you have any habitual negative thoughts?
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