The Recovering Pessimist

Helping pessimists see the bright side of life without losing their "half empty" roots.

Wisdom Wednesday #174

Apr
26

The Recovering Pessimist: Wisdom Wednedsay #174 -- Your feelings are valid. Don't ever dismiss them. | www.therecoveringpessimist.me #amwriting #recoveringpessimist #snapshotstoryteller

Pride Stains the Rug

Apr
24

The Recovering Pessimist: Pride Stains the Rug -- Pride will have you out here living a life of delusion if you don't get it together. | www.therecoveringpessimist.me #amwriting #recoveringpessimist #optimisticpessimist

Pride will take you down so fast, especially when it comes to lying. I compare pride to a stain on a rug. The stain might appear small, large, or be barely noticeable.

You don’t want people to see the stain, so you decide to cover a lie with another lie. At some point, you start believing that the lies are the truth. Instead of the stain fading, it gets bigger and bigger.

Don't let pride fool you into thinking those stains on the rug won't get bigger. Click To Tweet

Be (very) aware of the influence pride can have in your life.

Until next time,

MsWalton

 

 

 

 

 

Wisdom Wednesday #173

Apr
19

The Recovering Pessimist: Wisdom Wednesday 173 -- When you get caught up in your own thoughts, you run the risk of missing out on opportunities and experiences. | www.therecoveringpessimist.me #amwriting #recoveringpessimist #snapshotstoryteller

Let Go!

Apr
17

The Recovering Pessimist: Let Go -- Holding onto grudges, negative people, and unhappy situations served no purpose other than blocking my blessings. | www.therecoveringpessimist.me #amwriting #recoveringpessimist I had a long-standing history of being unable to let go. I held onto grudges from high school. I kept people around who sucked all the positivity out of the air. I remained in situations that I was no longer happy in.

Why?

I got comfortable. The grudges, negative people, and unhappy situations had become my normal. It was my normal for so long that I didn’t realize that I was blocking my blessings.

You cannot invite goodness into your life if negativity surrounds you. Click To Tweet

What’s the point of holding onto grudges, bad vibes, negative people, etc? Does it offer anything beneficial to your life?

Absolutely not.

Spend some time analyzing the people, situations, grudges, that are part of your life. Take inventory of your life and consider the following:

If it doesn’t make you happy, let go!

If it doesn’t invite positivity into your life, let go!

If it doesn’t challenge you, let go!

Don’t allow negativity to block your journey in life. You deserve better.

Until next time,

MsWalton

 

Wisdom Wednesday #172

Apr
12

The Recovering Pessimist: Wisdom Wednesday #172 -- It's easy to get discouraged in your journey. Don't give up. Keep pushing. | www.therecoveringpessimist.me #amwriting #recoveringpessimist #snapshotstoryteller

Believe in Your Greatness

Apr
10

Recently on Twitter, someone shared a video of Jay Z doing a radio interview. Not only am I a fan of him as an artist, but I enjoy listening to him speak about life.  The wisdom that comes from him inspires me. Recently, on Twitter, someone retweeted the following video:

 

In the video, he dropped a gem that I needed to hear.

Always believe you're great even before anybody else believes it. - Jay Z Click To Tweet

I get in my own way.

I overthink things.

I get so wrapped up in planning that I never execute.

I use everyone else’s experiences as my blueprint…and fail.

I don’t tell myself how great I am.

I shouldn’t rely on others to recognize my greatness. As long as you believe in your greatness, that’s all that matters.

I needed this reminder from Hov.

Thank you sir.

Wisdom Wednesday #171

Apr
05

The Recovering Pessimist: Wisdom Wednesday #171 -- Follow-through with those dreams and ideas that you're holding onto. | www.therecoveringpessimist.me #amwriting #recoveringpessimist #snapshotstoryteller

Hope #10WordStory

Apr
03

 

The Recovering Pessimist: Hope #10WordStory -- Getting to know a potential mate is a ball of nervous intrigue. Part of you is excited to get to know someone, while the other part is stressed out over all the "what ifs". | www.therecoveringpessimist.me #recoveringpessimist #amwriting #snapshotstoryteller

Wisdom Wednesday #170

Mar
29

The Recovering Pessimist: Wisdom Wednesday #170 -- Failure is a necessary part of life. You learn valuable life lessons & hopefully you will do better next time. That's what we hope will happen right? | www.therecoveringpessimist.me #amwriting #recoveringpessimist #optimisticpessimist

5 Ways to Recover From a Bad Day

Mar
27

The Recovering Pessimist: 5 Ways to Recover From a Bad Day -- Life has been hectic. Knowing how to handle bad days is the key. I'm sharing five ways I recover from a bad day. Enjoy! | www.therecoveringpessimist.me #amwriting #recoveringpessimist Life has been hectic lately. Oftentimes, I get home too tired to do anything writing-related. After coming home and doing little to nothing besides go to sleep, I had to switch it up. I needed to create a plan for recovering from these bad days. Here are a few things that worked for me:

Here are a few things that worked for me:

Having a Decompression Period

I’m a huge fan of having a decompression period. I usually decompress during my 20-minute drive home from work. I play some good music, call a friend/family member and enjoy the ride. By the time I get home, I’m relaxed.

Writing It Out

There are some instances where I have to put my thoughts/feelings on paper. Doing this helps me work through my thoughts/feelings and removes the burden(s) from my mind. After a good writing session, I tend to feel better.

Be Quiet

Being quiet for a set amount of time is soothing. I usually sit in my living room in silence for a few minutes to an hour. To get through this, I will be quiet for a few minutes to an hour. Once I finish a quiet session, my mood is way better.

Treat Yo Self!

My favorite way to recover from a bad day is to treat myself. My standard treats are a drink from Starbucks, a burrito bowl from Chipotle, or a cinnamon roll from a local bakery. Treating myself to one of these things after a rough day always puts a smile on my face.

Remind Yourself that Tomorrow is Coming

It’s easy to feel that a bad day won’t end at the end of that day. I have to remind myself of the following:

One bad day doesn't need to become one bad week, one bad month, and so on. Tomorrow the slate is clean. Click To Tweet

Tell me, how do you recover from bad days? I would love to read about what works for you in the comments.

Until next time,

MsWalton

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