For the month of April I’m blogging alphabetically about quick, easy, and practical ways to relieve stress. To see the other posts in this series, click here.
As much as I don’t want to be, I’m a pessimist. When I was in high school, I used to proudly proclaim, “Expect the worst and you’ll never be disappointed.” Not exactly a slogan to live by.
Actually, I like to think of myself as a recovering pessimist. But, unfortunately, I have frequent relapses. Especially when I’m stressed.
I don’t have to write paragraphs to explain why negative thinking doesn’t help my stress levels. It’s just fuel on the fire.
So, I thought I’d turn negative into something positive. I made a little acrostic poem to remind myself that negative, pessimistic thinking isn’t helpful. More that that, whatever I’m thinking probably isn’t even true.
Booya, negativity! I just made you into something positive.
(Haha! I think that’s probably the first (and hopefully only) time I’ve ever used the word “booya” in my life. Unfortunately for me, I put it in writing, so now this moment is immortal.)