I HATE giving excuses. If I am in the situation where I am running late or I forgot to do something, instead of giving an excuse, I would default to making a joke about my inability to keep up with things or declare my exasperation at the 3 freaking tractors that were on the road during my morning commute and OBVIOUSLY not in any hurry because why would a tractor be in a hurry?! Seriously, shouldn’t there be a law about what hours tractors can be on the roadway? But I digress.
I often had moments where I felt like the Universe was just out to get me. Little did I realize the subconscious effect that it was having on me. I honestly think that it was making things spiral further and further out of control. While I never like to play the victim card, I realized that I was claiming powerlessness by focusing on all of the things that were happening to get in the way. I was removing any ownership in the whole situation. Most things are out of my control but I had to have a little Come to Jesus meeting with myself and get a hold of the things that I CAN control. The FIRST thing was to be mindful of how I was talking to myself! I HATE when people put themselves down and I have worked very hard to not talk negatively about myself, or at least so I thought. Coming to the realization of how I was speaking to myself is actually what made me have the idea to set some goals to work toward for my birthday. I have set myself straight and I feel much better for it! Pay attention to what you say to yourself and I hope that you will think about speaking more positively to/about yourself!