Monday, January 26, 2015
Motivation for your Monday: Negativity makes you sick!
Hello friends! I am telling you that when my eyes popped open this morning... I knew instantly that I felt TONS better than I have probably in a few weeks. Though the symptoms of this cold only started last weekend and then went away, then came back with a vengeance; I can almost say that I brought it on myself.
Yes, I work with little ones, and yes this is cold and flu season. But I am the one with an immune system that is strong as steel. I am going to be honest here and say that I haven't honestly had the greatest attitude at work lately.
There are a few issues in my classroom that are hard to resolve. I am not trained in an area that is needed and instead of accepting that I fight it. Trying to find solutions, trying to figure out the why's and what should be's, etc. There have been other issues at work that I was trying to resolve my emotions to as well. I know it sounds vague and unless you and I sat down and had a conversation you probably have no idea what I am talking about ... and that is how it has to be. I don't necessarily work in an environment that I can openly share about because so much of it falls under 'confidentiality laws".
However, my co teacher and dearest friend did hear all about my thoughts, issues, and what not. Some of which she herself have experienced and had common ground in. Most times that is wonderful, but this time I think that our negative thoughts fed off each other, and the end result to someone who is usually positive is .. indeed sickness.
When I get cold/flu like stuff going on, I typically withdraw from everyone and everything. I sleep a lot as that is how my body has always fought off these kinds of illnesses. The meds you take for those things do not really help in keeping you awake as it is. I am the happy go lucky, jibbery jabbery lady who always has something to say even if it is just a silly riddle. Not this weekend. I was downright in solitude. And can I tell you something. That is exactly what I needed.
Sometimes we need to get out of ourselves, to really see the big picture. I do indeed live a positive life, yet for just a brief couple of weeks my mind was becoming toxic. I was reaping what I had sown and it sucked.
So my Monday motivation for you is to remove all negative thinking out of your mind, body, and soul. Whatever judgments you may have on people, yourself, your situation, let them go! Allow yourself the chance to think and to be positive. Yes, I am telling you that you can think yourself into sickness and you can think yourself into good health. The choice is up to you!
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