My productivity is going to drastically increase once these Olympics are over!
I am SO happy because the Husband is home from his vacation. Three days away was about two days too long. He got in very late last night, so we spent the morning catching up on what we’ve all been up to since Thursday and watching the Olympics. We set the DVR to tape all the events and have over 70 programs recorded! Obviously – not going to make it through them all but very fun to watch the major events.
Peanut butter and jam toast with the most perfect peach ever.
Well, although we’ve got about 65 more events to watch, I’ve got to get to work and play catch-up on all the things I put off completing over the week.
For Your Reading Pleasure
I read this article with great interest: The Power of Negative Thinking.
Ancient philosophers and spiritual teachers understood the need to balance the positive with the negative, optimism with pessimism, a striving for success and security with an openness to failure and uncertainty. The Stoics recommended “the premeditation of evils,” or deliberately visualizing the worst-case scenario. This tends to reduce anxiety about the future: when you soberly picture how badly things could go in reality, you usually conclude that you could cope. Besides, they noted, imagining that you might lose the relationships and possessions you currently enjoy increases your gratitude for having them now. Positive thinking, by contrast, always leans into the future, ignoring present pleasures.