“Good morning, Maddy! How are you?”
“Ugh, It’s Monday. How are you?”
She laughs, raises her coffee, and says cheers to that!
My thought about two minutes later as I unlock my door was, “Ugh, Maddy that doesn’t help you.”
That was my response! Can you believe it?! So negative and very unsettling now that I look back at it! As you have read before, I am trying so hard to improve my self-care and this was not helping me! That automatically started my school day on a negative foot.
Although that statement was very negative, I am proud of my thought process after. Usually I would of kept it negative, texted Danny about how I hated Mondays, and start working. Instead, I took a deep breath, thought of three positives for this Monday and for being at work, and then started my work. I felt so much better and relaxed. I challenged the negative thoughts and won.
I challenge you to challenge your negative thoughts today, it really helps!
*I often journal about my negative thoughts at the beginning or end of the day. Then challenge them in writing saying why they are wrong! Give it a try!