Sunday, January 16, 2011
If It Doesn't Help, DON'T DO IT!
It could be anything - like walking into the kitchen for an apple and coming out with a bag of chips (that sounds almost cute. I should rephrase it. It's like walking into the kitchen for an apple and coming out with a bag of chips, a hunk of cheese, a soda and some chocolate and thinking "I'm going to regret this.") Then going ahead and eating it anyway.
Or watching the Christmas decorations sit there while I piddle around online. The day is going to be over and I'm going to be thinking, in a pseudo-panic, "Oh my God, where did the weekend go?" I'm typing this now and, of course, they will still be sitting there, waiting to make the trip to the attic, at 7:00 pm. Still.
When I quit smoking one of my quit buddies from Quitnet.com used to say to get rid of any unhelpful thoughts. If unhelpful thoughts enter your head, just, well, get rid of them. The same logic SHOULD apply everywhere. If you are doing something unhelpful, STOP DOING IT. Or if you start getting into some "stinking thinking" that could derail you, just stop it! It sounds so simple, and it is. It's simple to grasp, harder to implement.
For all the troubles I have overcome in my life (and there have been many), I think those I create for myself may be the hardest to overcome and deal with. Why do I take a perfectly good, normal day, and waste half of it and then get myself all in a tizzy over what I didn't do? I don't know. I don't really feel like exploring it today. I kinda just feel like going to hang out on Facebook. While I finish off these cheese and crackers. Dammit.
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