Positive Thinking!

This blog post is SO NOT about paper crafting in general, but I was making posts for Instagram and Facebook the other day, and I saw that October is, among other things, National Positive Attitude Month. How much do we need that right now?!? With Covid and all the negative around us these days, even a little positivity can go a LONG way!

Here’s a great place to start. There’s an article on Mayoclinic.org that talks about how stopping negative self-talk can help reduce stress and bring some positivity into your life. Actually there’s a lot of benefits when you can learn the habit of positive self talk. It fascinates me that having a good attitude has actually been shown to prolong your life!

Here’s some great examples, taken from the article, of replacing negative self talk with positive self talk:

Negative self-talkPositive thinking
I’ve never done it before.It’s an opportunity to learn something new.
It’s too complicated.I’ll tackle it from a different angle.
I don’t have the resources.Necessity is the mother of invention.
I’m too lazy to get this done.I wasn’t able to fit it into my schedule, but I can re-examine some priorities.
There’s no way it will work.I can try to make it work.
It’s too radical a change.Let’s take a chance.
No one bothers to communicate with me.I’ll see if I can open the channels of communication.
I’m not going to get any better at this.I’ll give it another try.
Chart from Mayoclinic.org

What’s something nice you can say and think about yourself today? Think it, feel it, say it, and have an INCREDIBLE day!

Love, Amy

Amy England

Creator of the Scrap This Save That blog and Youtube channel and curator of a ridiculous amount of paper crafting supplies!

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