Saturday, September 20, 2008

No Trespassing without permission.

Sometimes things are not what they seem and what they seem is far from what they really are. I am reading a book on how to improve my thinking. It is called. "The Feeling Good Handbook," by David D. Burns MD. The book kind of reminds me of a Rodney Dangerfield story. Rodney went to a psychiatrist and told him, "Doc everybody hates me." The doctor in turn told Rodney that that was impossible because not everybody had met Rodney. What I am learning is that I have a lot of those all or nothing thoughts too. I also found out that I procrastinate because I put things off. The book says to write down why you put things off and write down specific examples like, cleaning my apartment. So I did. My apartment is still not clean but I have a great list written down why it isn't. Changing one's thinking from negative to positive thoughts is harder than it sounds. I once was a positive person but as I am older I became more negative. This book did help and I do feel better and my bad moods do not last as long. It amazes me that with a little common sense life can be good. How is your thinking? How has it changed as you became older and what experiences changed it?

4 comments:

Heather said...

My apartment is still not clean. Reason For now the camera critters are outside. When I start finding them inside maybe I'll be more concerned about cleaning. Have a good day thank you for stopping by. House work is hard to get started once I start stay out of my way other wise I may take three months to get me going again.

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Chumly, I'm the opposite. The older I get the more positive I get about life. It's too short. Enjoy while you still can. Could you please go to my chocolate blog: http://chocolateloreandmore.blogspot.com/ . I have something for you. Oh, and I see you're a Libra. Me too. Happy almost birthday!

Art by Ronda Juniper Ray said...

Chumly, like Teresa, I am just the opposite. While still a little on the short side of fifty, I already see that the older I get, the more positive I am about life. Life is too short to be maudlin and miserable!

Hope fall colors have cheered you some.

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