I could try this for 24 hours. Are you with me? Seriously, we could set a date and report back.
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Right on – you’ve got to Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive! Or at least bite you tongue.
I’ll try for 24 hours and let you know. Will be difficult because am seeing a bunch of people I haven’t been with for a while. You know how catching up can be. Do politicians count?
24 hours, eh? Hmmmm….I’m a disgruntled office worker…this is going to be hard. *sigh*
P.S. Hi Jules!
My thought is to pick a date in the near future. And we’ll do this together. Somehow, I think that will make it easier.
I’m out. Damn it!
I’m in, too. I’ve been trying to do this for the last year – I’ve seen some improvement, and it does feel good. I just received my divorce certificate last night, so I’m on that line of “so happy it’s behind me” and “can’t believe he already has a new baby after only being separated 16 months”. I’m choosing to avoid the lazy emotion of bitterness which spills
over into other areas of my life, and instead boost my own mood by saying only positive things, or at least things that I wouldn’t feel bad about the person hearing me say.
Thanks for the challenge.
I’m no fan of “positive thinking” or anything of that ilk, but hey, I’m on on this, as well. Sometimes all the hostility does start to feel like rat poison in my veins.
I’m actually in the midst of a conflict with an old friend and have chosen, for now at least, to just not respond rather than fight. I can’t think of something nice to say to him, so for the moment, I’m just not saying anything.
On an unrelated note, is anyone else having trouble with the “reply” text appearance? The lines are on top of each other and unreadable.
I would love to try this…I could probably eek out 3 days but beyond that, I can’t make any promises.
What a tough challenge!!! One of my occupations is that of a tax preparer, and this soon after the “fiscal cliff”, and this soon after the new tax season starts, and right after I’ve put my dating profile back up… that really is asking a lot of myself! But I’m game, and I’m willing to give it a try. Can’t make any promises, though, so please don’t hold your breath for me – I don’t want anyone to die because of this, LOL!!!
What a wonderful challenge, Wendy. I’m in and look forward to the collective support and check-in about it. Thanks for throwing down the gauntlet.
Hey, an idea is to also speak and share the lovely things we notice and appreciate in others. Reflecting on that makes it easier to refrain from speaking poorly of others.
OK, I’m game. The REAL challenge for me is to stop negative THOUGHTS from dominating my brain. I think I can manage not to SPEAK them, though.
It’s so hard to stop the negative thoughts. The control is in our attachment to them. And maybe for 24 hours, we can keep them from leaving our lips.
Kathy, you and I have a lot in common. My divorce came through in May and my ex is already engaged to marry the woman he met on the Internet. This challenge is going to be near impossible for me since I’ve had to incur more legal fees to get my ex to properly provide the financial support the court has instructed him to provide. If he enters my mind at all, my tongue immediately utters the most vicious profanities. . But I know that is nit good, that I have to let things go. I’m still very much a work in progress on this one.
I’m in, Wendy, as long as I have advance notice of the date. I’m hoping that this doesn’t include constructive criticism (part of my job with students!)
I did something like this a few years back. It is hard (the focus was on not complaining, as opposed to refraining from negative comments.) It was tough, but satisfying. Maybe I should go back to this again!
Advance warning for sure. And for starters, just one day.
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