May 31, 2010

3rd action towards becoming a better person: think positive!

there were so many times today where i could've been like "fuck this! today is horrible" but after a quick grunt or two, i'd look up and though it might not have been the absolute truth, i'd tell myself that today was going to be a good day.

- a coworker who enjoyed picking on me. one or two times was funny but then it was the whole day. my patience was tested but i kept calm and continued to work.
- my phone almost dead
- my smoothie spilled all over me.. instead of getting angry, i laughed at myself.
- i was late for school again.
- etc.

though today wasn't one of the best days, it was still a good day. all thanks to something i read a couple weeks ago..

"if you are feeling down, you might try counting chimneys.
your eyes have specialized light sensitive receptors which relay your surrounding light levels to a gland in your brain called the pineal gland.
in darkness the pineal gland produces melatonin, a hormone which causes drowsiness in your body. daylight inhibits the secretion of melatonin.
by lifting your field of vision to chimney level your body is able to lift your mood."

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