I AM _____________________. Quick, don't contemplate, just give the first answer that comes to mind! Was your statement about yourself positive or negative? This is a new self-awareness tool I've started using to become more aware of my attitude and mindset throughout the day:
Sunday 10 PM
I AM depressed. The weekend is over and it's back to work in the moring.
I AM defeated. I accomplished several tasks but I didn't get as much done as I needed to.
I AM lazy. I should have worked harder and gotten more done instead of slacking.
I AM frustrated. I didn't write a blog post today. The Sunday Scribblings prompt posted way late, and it didn't interest me. Nothing else struck me as a good topic either.
I AM - not going to blog. A gloomy frame of mind results gloomy in posts.
I AM going to bed early.
Monday 7:30 AM
I AM not ready for Monday. I dread the backlog of paperwork at the office.
I AM tired. I just slept eight hours and I still feel tired.
I AM betting I wonder if I would feel more energetic - if I knew the day was mine to do with as I please.
I AM going make a concious effort to change my attitude!
I AM please with the nice job my husband did mowing the front yard yesterday. Weeds look much better when they are short! :-)
I AM happy that my daughter went out on a date this weekend. At least she got out of the house!
I AM enjoying the beautiful sky on the way to work.
I AM going to count my blessings today instead of my burdens.
I AM not going to drag my coworkers down by being negative. Attitudes are contagious.
I AM going to walk in with a smile. Smiles are contagious too.
I AM going to put in my best effort and refrain from bitching.
Monday 1:00 PM
I AM more than half way thru the workday. The scanner is working off and on, that's better than not at all!
I AM making progress on the paper pile.
I AM in a peaceful state of mind.
I AM blessed to have a job that I can handle physically. I talk to people all day long that can't work.
I AM ok!
See how that works?? I tend to be a cup half-empty person, and it's one thing I want to work on. People who are always looking at the dark side are depressing to be around. If I remain aware of what my mindset is, I can change it. I have the power to change what I think and what I feel!
I AM POWERFUL!! :-))