I spend time on social media, therefore, I am inundated with affirmation images. Sometimes they resonate with me, but most of the time, they kind of make me want to gag.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for the power of positive thinking. I’ve self-determined my way out of a lot of hairy shit in my lifetime. I get the idea behind the science; you travel in the direction you’re heading. If you are dwelling on the negative, you’re going to stay embroiled in your own misery.
I’ve spent the last month bouncing between extreme optimism and crushing depression. Hence the lack of posts on this blog. It’s been a hell of a month, and it’s not over yet. (The calendar lies!) And for a portion of the last month, I’ve avoided my social feeds because of messages like this:
I’m sorry, but sometimes it’s just not that easy. For me. If it works for you, then great. But don’t get pissy with the rest of us who can’t switch off the grumpiness during a life-sized shit storm.
However, like I said, I do think that there is merit to the idea of affirmations. So I decided I should start my own breed of positive self-talk. I guess you can call this “affirmation for the rest of us.”
Here’s my first installment.
Take your pick.