So, there are days when I’m not Sally Sunshine. There are days when I just don’t want to be bothered by any of this. We all experience that right?
I am always amazed at how Ryan, my wonderful husband, never lets the small stuff faze him. I get really frazzled sometimes when I feel like I haven’t accomplished enough in a day and the kids happen to be super needy. That results in my being overly tired and CRANKY the next day. I don’t being like that and after hearing a piece on CBS Sunday Morning, I thought I would give the advice of one of the guests (Dr. Wayne W. Dyer) gave about creating a positive space for yourself
His basic message is: “Think good thoughts, and good things will surely follow”
“Take the last five minutes of your day,” he said, “and put your attention on everything that you would like to attract into your life: ‘I am well. I am healed. I am in perfect health. I am abundant. I am happy.’ Say those things to yourself. Then you’ll marinate for eight hours, and you’ll awaken and you’ll begin to attract the things that are in your subconscious mind.”
Now, I have never delved into the self help arena. I still giggle when I see now Senator Al Franken because he will
always be Stuart Smalley to me. But, you know what? I tried Dr. Dyer’s advice the other night. I’m amazed that I was not a pissed off ball of negativity after the night I had too. Andrew decided to wake up at 3:30 a.m. and never went back to sleep. Finally at 5 am I put him back in his crib and went back to bed. When I have a night like that, I am usually exhausted beyond words, a bit of a B#%$H and completely worthless.
I woke up at 7am to find that Ryan woke up at 5:15 am and heard Andrew in his room saying: “I pooped.” Yikes!
As I was getting dressed, taking my pill (god forbid I bring another maniac into the world) and making the bed, I said to myself: “I’m going to be ok today, even though last night was rough.” Huh? Who said that?
While I was in Andrew’s room trying to lull him back to sleep, Chase had gotten up and started playing with his LEGOS and wanted to open his Advent Calendar. Double Yikes. It didn’t faze Ryan though. And funny enough, I felt really good, all day! I didn’t have the foggy curtain of anger that I usually get when I don’t get enough sleep.
From now on, I am going to do this for myself and make the conscious effort to start the day with a positive outlook. Next task: Meditation.