If you have read my last blog, you'll know I've been dealing with a little anxiety. I'm not yet ready to post the next section of my medical history or current concerns, so to try to keep my mind occupied, I scheduled a day of errands and some fun stuff with the girls the other day. While sitting in LensCrafters with the lights flickering... I started to feel uncomfortable... for no reason of course. So, I got up and walked around. My little entourage came along and as I was trying on my favorite brand of glasses, Coach, I came across these next to my normal style. As I grabbed a set, one little blondie grabbed another and then the other two followed along... then it was selfie time. We all made "cool" faces. I couldn't help but to laugh because the little munchkins were having so much fun bouncing around and pretending to be people they weren't. Maybe we should really start to act like children... well, actually, I do that quite often, maybe too often sometimes. Kids seem to know how to handle life's problems with so much more curiosity instead of concern like most adults, I'm convinced. In any case... the whole extravaganza actually worked and transferred my negative thoughts into fun and happy experiences in the moment! That is why when I got home, I Photoshopped out the background and stuck a colorful fun setting in there instead... much nicer than a wall full of other glasses, don't you think?
I have said it before and I will say it again... if you haven't yet, schedule in something fun to look forward to... even if it is a special dinner, a night out, an afternoon stroll or a chocolate brownie. Whatever. Having something happy planned in your day can make all the difference in your attitude and sometimes even help push back the negative thoughts that lead to anxiety.