Hey Everyone – I DID IT! Congratulations to me for keeping my 2017 New Year’s Resolution: Not write or publish a single blog post here on www.therapythursdays.com. It took a lot of work and effort, sleepless nights, blood, sweat, and tears, but I finally made it. I was 100% successful at refraining from the effort it would have taken to post a blog entry. Impressed? In case you are curious about my big goal for 2018, I’m on track to eat chocolate every single day. Wish me luck, it’s going to be a tough year.
Wouldn’t that be amazing if that’s how the real world worked? We made our goals (and based our self-worth) on stuff we were already good at? I’m actually pretty talented at being too busy to get “optional” stuff done, like posting a response to a Therapy Thursday email. I’m also an expert at eating sugar, in all it’s glorious and poisonous forms. So instead of being frustrated with those “gifts”, I’ve decided to reframe it all a bit, as if they are strengths rather than weaknesses and see what happens. Weirdly, I feel A LOT less pressure to write stuff here. So much so, that I actually WANT to write again. Also, I don’t crave sugar nearly as much as I do when I call it “bad”. (Have you ever forced yourself to eat chocolate just to keep a goal? It’s hilarious.)
What I’m getting at is — our brains are crazy. Also, they are powerful and worth getting to know. So let’s get to know them together. This year I hope to keep answering your pressing mental health questions, as well as throw in a few random “geek-out-Wendi-style deep thoughts” here or there to keep things sufficiently weird.
I have also decided that I don’t care what ya’ll think. That frees me up to spit it out and hit publish without overthinking and then running out of time, then second guessing it all and eventually quitting.
Anyone picking up what I’m putting down? Oh yeah – I forgot, I don’t care what you think. So here we go…..
Hugs and Kisses –
p.s. This little ditty on TED reminds us why we should keep our resolutions and big ol’ goals to our little ol’ selves. So, forget that I mentioned the chocolate thing. 🙂