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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.



  • Kristy Doyle August 5, 2012, 12:05 pm

    Gosh, I never knew that my constant worrying about the worst case scenario was actually productive! Haha. I actually agree, but I tend to take it to the extreme, so I don’t know if that actually is very productive 🙂

  • Colleen August 5, 2012, 12:09 pm

    I always do that! Glad to read it okay to do so.

  • Leah @ Chocolate and Wild Air August 5, 2012, 12:51 pm

    Seriously – although I have been loving the Olympics, they have been terrible for my productivity and sleep habits!!

  • Sana August 5, 2012, 12:55 pm

    I have no idea what my family is going to do once the Olympics are over!

  • Karen August 5, 2012, 1:09 pm

    My DVR queue keeps building up with the other stuff I record and haven’t watched because I keep watching the Olympics instead! haha

    That was a great article! I tend to lean towards pessimissm and feel a bit vindicated by that article. I guess balance and moderation — even in our thoughts — is once again the key.

  • Maria August 5, 2012, 1:26 pm

    Its very true how this type of negative thinking puts things in perspective and the “worst” for a certain scenario is actually nothing more than a #firstworldproblem 🙂

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats August 5, 2012, 2:04 pm

    I like to think of that as asking: “what’s the worse that can happen?” Usually, not so bad.

  • KnSPeace August 5, 2012, 2:15 pm

    I am addicted to the Olympics! It makes me so happy. I’m sad swimming is over because that’s my favorite but now I am on to women’s soccer. It is motivating me to go swim laps every day too.

  • Lea @ Greens and Coffee Beans August 5, 2012, 2:24 pm

    The Olympics should just be declared an international holiday where no one has to go to work. Until then, thank goodness for DVR!

  • Amber K August 5, 2012, 4:40 pm

    My DVR is going to wave a white flag soon if I don’t start watching more of what I’ve recorded! Sooo much stuff to watch.

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs August 5, 2012, 6:29 pm

    Ditto on the productivity issue! Luckily my work vacation lined up perfectly with the Olympics, so I’m able to watch lots — but there are still things I should be doing! Oh well, it’s a once-every-2-years issue 🙂

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