Bracelet Wearing Update

February 19, 2008 at 12:41 pm 2 comments

Well, this attitude bracelet thing gets interesting. 

I just picked up a couple stray elastic wrist bands I saw laying around the house.  They don’t have any scriptures or anything on them, but I really just wanted it to be easy and…pretty.  I’m wearing a sparkly one of three turquise beaded, glassy-looking ones Goldilocks got for herself for Christmas and another with purple cheap rhinestones…a couple of them have fallen out, but that’s okay.  It’s comfortable and easy to slip on and off.  I’m wearing two, mainly because I keep finding them.   

Yesterday, I didn’t have to switch it once.  My attitude was fine.  Problem was, my attitude was fine because I was having fun.  My scrapbook kit for school years came and I had so much fun reminiscing Red’s preschool years.  My…how he’s growing!

Today is a work day.  I don’t have a generalized bad attitude, but I find myself thinking, “I’m bored.  Isn’t there something else, more “fun work” I can be doing right now?”  How self-defeating and “negative” those thoughts are!  Much to do, and I’m moving SO SLOWLY today. 

If I turn the thought around and keep working, I don’t have to switch my bracelet.  I can’t stop the thoughts, but I can change them:  “I will do it because it’s my work”.

I’m switching it to the other wrist right now because I stopped my work and stopped to blog.  It’s very effective.

How’s it going for you?  Tried it yet?

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  • 1. Paris  |  February 19, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    Challenge is definitely the best way to describe what you’ve taken on! I haven’t mustered the courage yet, denial is so much easier… But I think I have a plastic “give blood” bracelet laying around somewhere… Be sure to post how it’s working for you, supposedly after 21 days, there should be a difference!

  • 2. awomansdevotion  |  February 19, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Today has been a good day for me but I took the day off work. This morning I went to my son’s class to do science labs. The excitment they had for science reminded me of why I love my profession. I then spent the afternoon with my little lady–playing dress-up. Does it get any better? 🙂

    Tomorrow will be a new day with a new set of challenges but with much meditation and prayer, WE will make it 21 days!!!!

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