Anyone who knows me in real life (or followed my blog last September) knows that this pretty much a ginormous deal.
I won’t go into details here for the privacy of my family, but I will say that reframing the situation has really helped me ten-fold.
I know one of the things Dr. G. wanted me to focus on in therapy was reframing situations, and amazingly, it worked when I actually tried it. Making the conscious decision to look at a situation differently really did wonders; I felt like a huge weight was lifted.
This weekend — even with my husband in class Friday and Saturday — ended up being just fine. In fact, it was good.
Coincidentally (or not?), I gave up on journaling at MyDailyPlate Friday and went back to my tried and tested, beloved, Point counting. I think having a “home base” in my head, so to speak, helps ground me for everything else.
I didn’t even go crazy shopping this weekend (like I expected I might–I admittedly often shop my feelings away).
Nope, I just bought a pair of shoes at DSW and that was it!
(Ok and because I know you want to know, they’re super-cute, pointy-toed, espresso-brown crocodile leather Bandolino heels –swoon!)
I know I sometimes need the reminder that attitude is everything; heck, we all do, from time to time.
Truly, our attitude and aptitude determine our altitude. This is something I need to keep in mind, because I know not every day will be easy. But just like anything else, it takes practice.
And so practice, I shall!
How about you? Could you use an attitude adjustment today? Is there something you could benefit from reframing?