30 Day Mental Challenge Result

February 1st, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized

I did this 30 day mental challenge last month, only positive thoughts for 30 days (the challenge came from author and editor Mitch Horowitz). I know some people hate this sort of thing, and I have learned it’s better to acknowledge your bad feelings. But sometimes they become a habit that is not useful.

I couldn’t stop negative thoughts from occurring of course, but I was able to do something—at times when I noticed I was thinking negatively I was able to stop from dwelling on whatever thought I was having. At the best of times I’d see how the negative thought was wrong. I’d argue with myself for a second about whatever thought it was, ie, “What’s so hate-able about you??” And I’d think of a few things about myself that didn’t suck, and by the time I was done I was thinking about my book, or tv, or something else.

It didn’t make my month momentously different, but it was an improvement, and improvements don’t suck. In fact, they seem rarer as I get older, so yay!

I took this picture because I liked the colors.

Colors

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  1. 5 Responses to “30 Day Mental Challenge Result”

  2. By christine on Feb 1, 2016

    YAY! Improvement is soo good! Love the colors of your photo too! I admire you persisted. Persistence is good.

  3. By Skyler Walker on Feb 2, 2016

    Based on your books, I find you loveable, certainly not hateable. Especially my favourite, “Waiting for My Cats To Die”.

  4. By Stacy Horn on Feb 3, 2016

    Awww, thank you so much for saying so!!

    Christine, persistence has always been my best feature, I think, thanks for saying that.

  5. By christine on Feb 5, 2016

    Hugs and cuddles! It’s true about you… now to get over the next few days… I’ll email you in a few days… Best.

  6. By Stacy Horn on Feb 10, 2016

    Thank you!

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