Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Attitude ~ How's yours lately?

Is the stress of daily life, the holidays and this weight loss journey getting you down? Are you feeling a little anxious or agitated? Do you have uneasy feelings ~ maybe feeling a little edgy? Do you feel unnerved and snappy? Do you have the feeling that you want to run and never come back?

Me? Nope I'm doing great!!!

Not ~ I am feeling many of those things....
I usually have an easy going, "joyful" attitude. I just take what being dished out, make my lists, set to work and get the job done. I don't usually let things slide. But lately I have allowed the pressures of everything to get to me down.
When I go to this place, I usually shut down. Unfortunately I don't have the luxury to do that right now. I need to be on top of my game, focused and ready for whatever comes my way.
For the most part, I can't really change anything that is going on right now. I can't make things better or easier. The only thing I can do is change my attitude!!
So today, instead of feeling gloomy, stressed, angry, and frustrated that there is so much to do. I'm going to change my attitude. I am ready to take on the challenges with enthusiasm and gusto!! I'm going to get organized and prioritize my day. I'm going to get to work....make things happen....and I'm going to be joyful, happy, helpful, encouraging, successful and live this life to its fullest. It's my choice!!

No more grumpy pants for me!!!

We have a choice to make. We can choose to tackle our life with joy and enthusiasm or not. It's that simple.

How about you...How's your attitude?


  1. Good for you that you are changing your attitude! That is great!

  2. Great post Joy. I think at this time of year everyone needs to adjust the attitudes. I am feeling frustrated and overwhelmed by the whole weight loss experience. I am putting on my happy face and plowing through. I need to find a balance that works for me and not let it add to the stress!

  3. Oh I hear you! I wrote a post about something similar last week, feeling in a funk, and never published it. Fortunately, I am no longer having my little pity party.

  4. You're awesome ... seriously. I needed this, and I'm right there with you! :)

  5. Loving your festive Thanksgiving blog theme, Joy!
    Attitude really is everything, isn't it? If we can just say to ourselves that things will work out (even if we don't believe it right away) it can change our entire outlook on other things as well. The act of positive thinking. It is easier said than done, but worth keeping a hold of in the backs of our minds. The holidays are coming, like it or not: Full speed ahead!