I caught it!
Right before it was about to happen again, I nipped it in the bud and here I am.
What the heck am I talking about?
The other day I ate an unwarranted (and ultimately unsatisfying piece of banana cream pie. Store bought and not very good I ate because of course I was feeling down. Normally when I am really, REALLY craving something sweet, I make my own vegan cookie dough to just eat out of the bowl. It's too rich to eat that much of so it satisfies my sweet tooth without derailing me. But there was that pie and I ate it out of habit.
THEN this morning I slept in past my alarm so instead of hitting the gym and running to get all those awesome endorphins, I scrambled to get to school on time.
Couple that with the annoyance of getting less hours of work due to some stupid manager fluke, not finishing my huge project early like I wanted to, people's negativity, and not getting enough sleep, man...
I was feeling down today!
I didn't want to blog, didn't want to even come to school sorts of blah.
I realized it was this overwhelming feeling of "down-ness" and just wanting a damn hug, and then, suddenly
I said to myself:
You know what? No. Fuck feeling down and stuff. I'm going to have a good day damnit. It's raining and I love the rain. I have a job and am at school learning what I love. Negative feelings can go elsewhere because they are not welcome here! Want a hug? I'm going to brain hug myself with some positive vibes.
It is easy to fall into the trend of feeling sorry for yourself and letting even the littlest things bring you down.
Even the big things don't always need to defeat us.
So I ate some lackluster pie? Who cares? It's not going to make me gain a pound and it certainly didn't make me crave more. What It did do is make me want to create a way more delicious healthy version.
A mind hug is taking a hold of yourself and saying "HEY You're pretty swell so don't let stuff get to you and feed your soul some positivity."
People trying to bring you down (like they are to me)?
They clearly haven't learned to mind hug themselves and are thus projecting negativity on you because they don't know how else to cope with it. Don't react, feel pity for the mind hug un-initiated and show them the ways of some good ol' fashioned happy thoughts.
For this first Positivity Thursday remember:
Mind hugs and Fox Kisses,