Friday, April 16, 2010

What if

First of all, my apologies to those who weren’t able to comment yesterday. Blogger was acting up, but I’ve made some changes to SOTS’s layout and hopefully the problem is fixed.

Lately I’ve had a serious case of the what ifs.

-What if I hadn’t been hit by the softball?
-What if my sense of humour doesn’t come back?
-What if I can’t return to my previous career?
-What if I put the weight back on?
-What if I lose my newfound perspective once I return to the workforce?

Yeesh. Talk about a pity party and worry fest. In general, I’m a glass half full type of person, but lately I’ve been getting stuck in cycles of negative thinking. Frankly, I don’t like this new habit of mine. It’s time to turn these negative what ifs around and see the positive side of things.

-What if I hadn’t taken the time to heal properly?
-What if I hadn’t chosen to eat healthier?
-What if I didn’t have this time to evaluate my life?
-What if I treated my mind and body with respect every day?

Oh, hey. I think I just found my missing mantra. Today I will treat my mind and body with respect.

SOTS wonders… what’s your positive what if?


  1. I am the queen of what if's its unfortunately my bedtime ritual....I'm stealing your alternative positive side :)
    Great idea.

  2. Oh Bela...I am sorry you are going through this. Hang in there!! :)

  3. Esperanza - Glad I could help!

    Kelly - Thank you. I'm getting better every day.

  4. First hang in there and sorry you're having a rough patch...and changing layouts and healing and's all hard. We've all been there and just take it a day at a time :)

  5. Running through my mind a lot lately is "what if I gain all my weight back?" I don't know why I am thinking this way! I think it's great that you are replacing negative thinking with positive thinking!

  6. therightfit - That's a fear of mine as well. It's amazing that we worry we won't hit our goal and then, rather than celebrate our accomplishment, worry it won't last. Far too much worrying.