|I love these words. And the last name. LOL.|
I'm gonna ask Dave if we can change our last name.
I have missed blogging daily, but still haven't figured out a good way to fit it in lately.
The good thing is that I'm not throwing in the blogging towel; I'm just writing when I have time, knowing that there will be a time when I write more.
But my point!
This week I've been thinking about how to be more positive. (Sidenote: I'm not saying I've been practicing, I'm jussayin' I've been thinking about it. Ha!)
And here's what I realize:
I can easily change my mood from "BOOOO!" to "YAY" by doing one or all of these things:
--Listening to a TedTalk (This week: Three A's of Awesome, The Strangeness of Scale at Twitter, Dancing Dung Beetles, The Happy Secret to Better Work, and Your Body Is My Canvas)
|Alexa Meade paints directly on people--and turns them into a portrait that looks 2D. It's awesome!|
--Listening to good music--LOUDLY.
--Singing at the top of my lungs to a song I know
--Spending time with our kids and really BEING with them. Present.
--Looking at family photos (reviewing the blog).
--Talking to a friend when I am not distracted.
--Doing 20 minutes on the elliptical.
--Avoiding crappy food and drinking a lot of water.
--Looking at fun pins on Pinterest (for a set amount of time--I could easily lose myself there).
--Avoiding complaining. (I know there are times to complain, but I also feel like my brain just makes things HUGE when I allow it to run wile down a negative steam of thinking.)
So now what? How do I remember to do this daily?
I think it's by keeping the list in a place I can see ... until this becomes a habit (until I become more aware IN THE MOMENT when I am being negative or BOO-HOOing.)
So that's what I'm gonna do!
Hope you have a great weekend.
PS: One more reminder to myself, in the same way that I know what helps me change my attitude to the positive, I am also aware of what keeps in negative. I could make a list of those things too, but I think that would be a downer. Ha!
And here are some of this week's photos.
PPS: Bam and mom, I know your bdays are coming up. Bring on April. I'm ready for SPRING!
|Elder Meehan's scriptures. He's studying a lot. 8)|
|Brother R's Welcome Home party. That's a lot of missionaries! (Blurry, sorry.)|
|The area where Elder Meehan serves.|
|Elder Meehan took this photo on the way to a service project they were completing: Freewayt Cleanup.|
|Zu got some new shirts. She is nearly as tall as me.|
|I bought some processed food for the kids and it was HEAVY ...|
|Zu and Lu cracked open a really good coconut and drank the juice.|
|Jr. finished working as part of stage crew on a school production (which was a lot of fun).|
|We made applesauce and I used real vanilla beans.|
(Which I'd never used in my life until then. I blame Chopped for the fancy applesauce.)
|Bread makes me happy. Not just eating it, the whole process of making it.|