Really, this one was hard. It hasn't just been my fault. Sometimes I got pulled by other people into their negativity. And sometimes, too, there are factual negative things that you can't deny. One of the things I have figured out is getting out of negativity by asking questions: "Right, but is there something we can do about it?", "right, but do we know the reason why?" or just "since how long has it been that way?". I found "understanding", which is a bit like caring, a good way to not stay stuck on what is negative. I really appreciated how this goal helped me be "mindful".
Did this on a Saturday when I was working all day & then visiting my elderly aunt in the evening after work.This was actually quite hard which just goes to show you how much negativity is usually flying about. I enjoyed my positive day so much I have resolved to carry on doing one day per week where I don't say anything negative (or respond to other people's negative comments) Positive Saturday's from now on....
7/5/14 - It was actually not as hard as I thought it would be (weekends definitely are easier though). The only time it was difficult was going to the grocery store, the woman checking me out was irrationally angry, but I did not let that stop me from being positive.
I was unable to last today though because anything athletic it is VERY tough for me to not be self-depricating. I hope to complete the week without complaining very soon!!!
However, I have successfully managed to not say anything (coherent, I've been told a loud UGH! doesn't count) negative for 24 hours. I added an extra hour on the end just to be safe, cause I started a few times, but caught myself. lol