Friday, August 1, 2008

Updates and new goals.

I started a painting 2 days ago, a Yin/Yang painting for my step sister in Utah. And I am utilizing a new technique, so it will take at least 3 more days to complete. So far, so good though. I am really excited to see how this turns out.

Onto another subject... totally related. I have been thinking alot about how my thoughts affect my day. More specifically about how negativity brings more negativity and positivity manifests more positivity. And either way you go, it snowballs.

This is something I need to work on and be aware of. There are several people in my life (both at home and at work) who are negative. And it affects me. I am always very quick to take on negativity. In fact, a few years ago, I saw a chiropractor. When I am stressed, I tense up my upper back muscles and shoulders. I actually pull my upper ribs out in the process. The chiropractor, after I had seen him for a while, he told me that if I did not learn to manage my stress I would not get better. Actually, he said he was a nightmare and I needed to do something before I kill myself. That sounds bad, but he said it with much kindness.

I am ashamed to say that I still have not learned a good protection against negativity. But, now I am trying. My plan is to get up earlier and get ready for the day. Then I will meditate before leaving the house. Also, I will come up with mantras or affirmations to help me throughout the day. If that doesn't work, I will come up with another plan, but I am not giving up.

I will post pics of my projects as soon as I can! In the meantime, stay positive!


Geoff Schutt said...

Hello Robyn,

I do find that if I wake up early and create "something" -- however big or small, much or not too much, but "something" -- it empowers me for the rest of the day. The world cannot throw anything my way that I can't handle, because I have already made myself stronger by creating.

It's building your own shield against the negativity you speak of. And it's more than "positive thinking" -- it's "positive DOING."

So, here I am, up before 2 a.m., beginning my day -- and attempting my "DO."

Positive thoughts your way, always.
Geoff & Eleanor, on your side

Wyanne said...

Hi, I can't wait to see how your painting turns out. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and leaving such an inspirational message. You made my day. I have the same problems as you with other people's negativity. I've chosen a "power word" that helps me get through it. It's just one simple important word to me, that can keep me where I need to be, despite others around me. I can say the word, and up goes my imaginary bubble to keep me safe from the negativity. Works for me. Love, Wyanne

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