I was recently listening to a Ted talk about 30 day challenges. Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days. The premise is that you can do anything if it’s only for 30 days. I think this might have been the inspiration for me to quit Facebook for 30 days. I don’t remember how I got that idea, but that was a good 30 days. I may have to do it again sometime soon.
I listened to this and I started thinking. What else could I quit for 30 days? At this point in my pregnancy sugar seems out of the question. I know I wrote a post awhile back about quitting sugar, but I never really quit. I have cut back. I am more aware and, frankly, sometimes I just don’t care and I want a cookie.
But I did realize that I do a fair (ok, a ton of) amount of complaining. Some of this is pregnancy related, but lots of it is just me being miserable and no one wants to hear all of that. For clarification, Merriam-Webster defines complaining as to express grief, pain, or discontent <complaining about the weather> and to make a formal accusation or charge. I think I’ll be able to steer clear of the formal charges in August, but expressing unhappiness will be the real challenge. Maybe I can find a way to do that in a positive way? I’m going to have to use my powers of circumlocution!
In August, I’m looking for the silver lining and the positive spin. Look out world!