Friday, June 25, 2010

Taking Control With A Little Reverse Pyschology

Hopefully this will be my last post about my unlucky streak, because I think I have solved the problem.  While I am sure you are sick of reading about it, I am going to share what I have come up with because one of you might find yourself in a similar situation some day and if you do, maybe you will remember my solution.

A friend of mine told me to turn around counter clockwise 3 times and that reverses bad luck.  While I thought that was a bit silly, it did get me to thinking.  I needed to turn the situation around...but how?  Then suddenly it hit me.  I went and bought a chocolate bar. 

Now I know you're probably thinking what?  A chocolate bar?  You see, I am allergic to chocolate.  When I eat it I break out in hives.  But I figured a night of itching was worth it.

If you're still scratching your head...what I did was choose to cause something bad to happen.  By doing that I took control of it.  Once you have control of the reins, you're the one driving the carriage as opposed to having it run away with you at break neck speed. 

Bad luck isn't a real state of being.  It's all mental.  When a couple bad things in a row happen it sends you into a downward spiral.  So naturally the more upset you get the more you focus on it and the more bad things happen because you begin to expect it.  I knew that all along, but I hadn't figured out how to get out of the spiral and combat it.   In reality some of the things that happened weren't that bad.  But compounded they seemed to be at the time.  So I had to get back into the proverbial driver seat instead of feeling as if the universe was conspiring against me and I was helpless to fight some unseen foe. 

I already have a much improved state of mind.  Now I can't say for sure something bad won't happen tomorrow, but I don't expect it to.  Even if it does, I am the one in control and I can handle it!


Heather said...

Hmm, I can see how this might work, even in just a placebo-type fashion... so that your brain believes it!

Sometimes that's the most important part... getting your brain on a different track!

Hopefully the chocolate bar was really delicious too!!!!

silver niknats said...

Great to hear you sounding more possitive! Chocolate always works for me!!!

Lenora said...

Great Tea Party! Love the bears - Thanks!! - what fun!

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