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?


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: . 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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