Tuesday, July 22, 2008


When I was in Cross Country, not a workout went by when the coach didn't talk about Positive Self Talk. Naturally when you do something like a race you think "this is hard. I don't know if I can make it to the end." It was amazing though what that positive talk did to my races. You can really talk yourself into anything. Yesterday as I was getting dinner ready (it always happens to me if I don't fix ahead) I was reaching my breaking point when Carl called to see how things were going. I replied, "I'm done," to which he said, "alright I'm coming home." (Its nice to have a husband who knows its time to come home.) After he hung up I found myself saying, "you can do this." Suddenly I didn't feel like locking myself in my bedroom and crying I just kept going and even felt pretty happy.


The Howard Bolton Family said...

Interesting that you should post the positive self talk on your blog. I have been trying to use that every day for the past two weeks. With all the events we have lined up for the next three weeks, I have been feeling overwhelmed and scared. Having Siovhan live so far away is not something I ever dreamed would happen and I am not ready for it. I keep telling myself the positive things I have learned: Heavenly Father loves me, He loves Siovhan, He hears my prayers, He helps me in times of need, He watches over me....It helps, but it is funny how it needs to be repeated. (Like on the back of the shampoo bottle, "Lather. Rinse. Repeat.")

Ashley said...

that is some good advice!!!!

swimmingmom said...

I unfortunatly all too often allow negative self-talk to take over. Kinda stinks. Good for you for turning your thoughts around. Next time it happens I'll think of you reminding my to have PST! Hope your day is getting better. And, you CAN do it. You do a lot, Jamie. You're a trooper.