Staying Off the Slide of Negativity

We all have moments when we are strong and we all have moments when we are weak. No one is perfect, nor is there anything wrong with having weak moments. I mean, think about it. If it’s going to happen, if it is part of our nature, then why think about it as being an inherently bad thing?

When we talk about staying on track to achieve our goals, especially in our fast-paced, busy lives, there are a million possible ways for us to lose focus and to end up running down some really unproductive rabbit holes.

So here’s a short vote of confidence for you on this fine day. The distractions will come and the weak moments will come. Being mindful, you will be able to make decisions about how you respond to them. Your phone buzzes and lights up when you’re trying to type a blog post (well that’s oddly specific…) and you get to choose to keep working instead of checking (it was probably just some app trying to get you to tinker with it for the first time in six weeks, anyway).

You don’t have to get lured into unnecessary political debates or waste your precious time on mindless TV shows or video games or anything like that if you don’t want to. You do have the power to choose.

And you will make mistakes sometimes and get sucked into these things. And you know what? That’s okay. You’re alive! It’s no big deal! Just notice that you’re not quite on track, don’t beat yourself up, and move back to where you want to be.

The secret is not in being perfect but in not going down the slide of negativity when you make a mistake.

And that’s something you can totally do.

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