A counselor told me that more people start going to therapy during this time of year than any other time of year. I don’t think this is surprising, given the way I have been feeling the past couple of weeks. So, I began to poll people to see how they have been feeling lately. The shocking results are this…..98.62% of the people I know feel like crap right now. Isn’t that interesting? There are all sorts of reasons this is true:
Here is what I am going to try to do for the next week. Every time I think something negative that will only bring me down I am going to say the phrase, “Black Hole approaching, divert, divert!.” out loud. Not a shout, mind you, but I am going to actually say it. If I am in a meeting and I can’t say it without getting locked up, I am going to write it on my notepad. If I am swimming while this happens, shouting it in my brain or mouthing it will have to do.
I am going to try to keep a tally, you do the same.
Life is too short to spend it all thinking bad things…just read the headlines.