I have been working on a little exercise to try to stop negative thoughts as soon as I have them. But not just that- I want to produce positive thoughts as well.
A conversation between Katie and JT this evening:
Katie: Babe, I am dying here! I just want to BAKE something- and EAT something baked right now!!!
(thought bubble: don't do it, Katie, you are "giving your body better care"!)
JT: uh, ok, sorry about that.
(confused look because he just doesn't get the intense desire to bake!)
2 hours later:
Katie: (thought bubble, but maybe out loud, nobody was home to know if this was in my head or out loud)
Way to go, Me! I didn't BAKE and therefore, I did not EAT an entire batch of anything baked! I am awesome!
(Here is a good example of my new Positive Thought Pattern. Not only did I have the good thought (not to BAKE and EAT an entire batch of Cinnamon Rolls) but then Congratulating myself on a mini victory! Also a good example of how I like to ignore every English rule I ever learned, by adding parenthesis, dashes--, and whatever other strange grammatical mistake I can whenever I feel like it.)
5 minutes later:
Knock on my door.
Friend brings these.
|No, my friend is not lame for taking a bite out of that cookie before she gave it to me, that is me diving in before I realized that this was a blogworthy moment.|
Is this a Positive Consequence or what?! Apparently all I have to do is THINK something POSITIVE and it will show up at my front door!
Katie: (Thought Bubble: ok, out loud, let's face it- just because I am alone I am still not quiet) Go me! Positive thinking will get you whatever you want! Wait, what else do I want??? Hurry before it wears off!
my first thought:
Someone to come mop my floors :)
any time now, people...
The moral of this story is: I am giving my body better care by having other people bring me yumminess so that I won't eat the entire batch- just
Do you think JT will read this Blog and find out there was a plate of cookies here tonight??