Topsy-Turvy Thinking Day

Hi Blog World,

This past Friday, Carol, challenged me to do a Topsy-Topsy Turvy Thinking day. What this meant was that I could not use the words, I, me, my or Amanda. The reason, Carol, wanted me to do this was to have me think outside of the box and to change my way of thinking, and to have me think before I spoke to other or even when I wanted to include something about myself.  Sadly, I did not do well, in fact, every time I said I, me, my or Amanda, I had to give Carol a penny.  I lost 14 pennies in all.

I was so scared of failing at this task, that at first, I didn’t even want to talk or to even try.  But with encouragement from Carol, I started talking.  One thing I did was over thought.

During the day, I found out that it was hard to give my opinion about the news, talk about other things than about my life, writing ect.  Part of the problem is because my world is so small the other part is because these words are so commonly used in our daily vocabulary.

By the time, I lost six pennies I was getting frustrated and angry.  Because of my change of outlook, Carol, became disappointed. We then talked about how this was supposed to be a positive and not a negative day. Then I started to think about how I haven’t made very much progress this year with my goals or even some of my past goals, so I decided why can’t I start doing something positive instead of negative now? So I changed my outlook and felt better.

Here’s the lessons that I learned:

1. Think positive

2. Work on expanding my world and my way of thinking about it.

3. I over think too much

4. Carol, has said this time and time again find other things to do because being idle it is not getting me anywhere in life…which related to point learned number 2.

Lastly, Norwegian sandwiches are awesome!

Yumm....A Norwegian sandwich-which I later learn that I had eaten it wrong,it is only eaten on one piece of bread not two. 

Blog soon,

Amanda Gene

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