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Positive Thoughts and Words

by Sarah on December 11th, 2012

So, my simple life didn’t last as long as I’d intended. The one part of my mommy career that I didn’t cut back on is the market that I organise. It’s every three months, and I really enjoy it. Except that what I find happening every time is that the closer it gets, the more stressed out I become. No matter how prepared I am, there are always so many uncontrollable factors that I find myself beginning to wobble.

A lot of it has to do with depending on other people to do what I’ve asked of them, waiting to see which stallholders are going to take part and if I’ll even have enough stalls to put on the show, etc. Put when the advertising is out, the show must go on, no matter what. You can see how tricky it can become.

The point I’m trying to get to is that each time, when I get stressed, I tell people I’m stressed when they ask me how I’m doing. I don’t sleep properly at night because I’m worrying about what I have to do. I complain to others about how non-committal people in our town seem. In other words, I become incredibly negative.

And the thing is, that most people I talk to, join in on my negative parade. They’ll say how they find people to be non-committal too. Or how stressed they are, or how busy this time of year is, etc, etc, etc. Drama, drama, drama. And it was finally a lovely lady from my yoga class who caught me in the middle of me telling her my sad story, and said to me, “Sarah, just be aware of the words that you’re using, and how your mind is operating right now”. She pointed out how it’s entirely in my control to choose how I feel about the market, and all I have to do. It’s my choice how I handle it all, what I think about it all, and what I say about it all.

Sometimes we just need these angels to appear in our lives, and remind us of what we can choose. And since that day forward, I’ve chosen positive words and thoughts. Instead of saying I’m stressed, I say I’m excited. Instead of saying I’m busy, I say I’m action-packed. I’m not taking stallholders decisions personally, I’m allowing them to make their choices, and no matter what, I’ll make the market as wonderful as I’m able to.

The difference has been incredible. I’m sleeping properly again, I don’t have that knot in my stomach, I’m actually feeling physically excited about it all. Just because I chose to change my thoughts and words.

This concept of positive thinking is pretty much Spirituality 101. It’s the very basics of creating the life that you want, but somehow it’s one of the most difficult to implement. But it affects every single little corner of our lives. What we think and say about our husbands, our children, our homes, ourselves, will affect how we see them and how the world sees them. It’ll affect our daily interactions with them, creating either a negative or positive result. Mamas, if there’s some area of your life where you catch yourself using negative words and having negative thoughts, just give the positive alternatives a try. Even if you don’t believe them at first. Just keep on at it, and I can pretty much guarantee you that you’ll find the outcome rather magical :)


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  • Jude

    Great post… Good luck with the market – wish I lived closer and could visit it…

  • Anonymous

    Sorry about the delay, Jude! Thank you so much! Would love it if you could oneday see the market! Xxx Sent via my BlackBerry from Vodacom – let your email find you!