(Edinburgh Castle Sept. 30, 2017)
"One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself."
~ Lucille Ball
For starters I love Lucille Ball.
Secondly, a lot of times I share quotes that I'm still learning from.
I get discouraged all the time, so I'm learning the hard way, but I love her advice. Get busy! And be optimistic. I wish I could say I'm an incredibly optimistic person, but I'm not, as I tend to get caught up with worry, but I desire to be more optimistic.
I guess desire and recognition are the first steps. And then there's the mind. I've been focusing a lot on my train of thoughts and have discovered patterns. Cognitive psychology stuff. Our thoughts are powerful. One thing that works, that I need to be more consistent with, is keeping a positivity journal. At the end of each day write down three good things that happened to you. It works! And when I do do it, I notice a difference. (And now I'm feeling guilty! Heh.)
I was watching this video about unrequited love, and the bit at the end said that the worst thing a person can do to themselves is to feel like they're not enough. That hit me in the heart. And I realized that I have a problem with not feeling good enough in many areas of my life. Tragic, but an opportunity for growth.
So keep busy! Learn to be optimistic all the time! 0_0
Honestly, very good goals.