Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Challenging Negative Thoughts

What can I do today to focus my energy more positively?

Five of Wands, King of Swords, The Sun - Tarot of the Magical Forest

I'm creating a lot of conflict for myself with my thoughts.  The reason I'm feeling angry and bitter today, and unfortunately, I am, for no real reason, is because of the stories I'm telling myself, not because of what is actually true.  I need to challenge those thoughts and be very intentional about telling myself the truth.

I'm taking the appearance of The Sun in this reading literally.  It's been so dark and rainy, and that kind of weather really affects my mood, but today the sun was shining so I made a point of getting outside and spending some time in the bright light.  It felt good!  When this time of year rolls around I have a light box that I use in the morning because my sleep gets disrupted by the short, dark days.  The light box helps.  I also start taking vitamin D3.  I've been telling myself for a couple of weeks that it's time to implement those Winter coping strategies.  I FEEL THE NEED!  I've procrastinated on doing it, though, and maybe The Sun is just a reminder that it's time.

"Whenever a negative thought concerning your personal power comes to mind, deliberately voice a positive one to cancel it out."

~Norman Vincent Peale

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  1. I bet your winter interventions will help snap you right out of it. I used to use a lightbox when I first moved to England, but after 8 or 9 years of it, I guess I just got used to it and now I don't mind so much. I do use a dawn-simulator alarm clock--they are fab! Thanks for the Vit D3 tip, I didn't know about that one. :)

    1. I've lived here for over 30 years, and it seems to get worse every year. :-P I really want one of those dawn simulator alarm clocks. I've heard they're wonderful!

  2. Hiya Siddaleah,

    I'm hoping you've implemented those Winter coping strategies, and are feeling happier and brighter!

    Never even heard of a dawn-simulator alarm clock, not that I ever get the chance to wake with an alarm - that's what kids are for ;)

    Hugs to you,

    1. Oh my gosh. Would you believe I had completely forgotten about all coping measures? Funny. I was planning on writing today (or tomorrow or the next day) about this hole I'm finding myself in. Thanks for checking in!


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