Posts Tagged ‘psychology

12
Dec
08

$207 million? Anyone?

Apparently the CA lotto MEGA millions currently stands at $207 million.  Getting ready to head to 7-11 as we speak.

Would you take the lump sum or annual payments?

26
Aug
08

Optimism

In general, I tend to have a pretty “glass full” perspective on life.  I am not sure if it is because my sign (Sagittarius) dictates that I am optimistic or if I am optimistic because I want to accurately portray the characteristics of my sign.  Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Either way, it’s a damn good thing I possess this trait.  I cannot imagine what my mentality at this stage of dealing with infertility issues would be if I were a pessimistic person.  Would I still be here?  Okay, I’ll try not to be morbid.

I’ve been thinking a lot about optimism and the ways that we, as human beings, adapt and deal with adversities in life.  

My long awaited period arrived over the weekend, so I’ve developed an new, rejuvenated level of optimism.  Or perrhaps it is naivety?  blind stupidity?  I have noticed that over the past few “normal” cycles (okay so it is a 46 day cycle vs. a 28 day cycle, but at LEAST the cycle is occuring) at the beginning, I feel so ridiculously positive minded and certain that this month is the month…  the month I will be like every other woman in the world and ovulate properly and on schedule.  Ha!  Fat chance.  I must be delusional because this has been my routine the last 4 cycles.  Oh, and then between day 14 and day 24 or so, I use up a box or two of ovulation kits thinking, “today is the day” each and every day until I finally give up. 

Do I sound optimistic now?  No just dumb, you are probably thinking.  Well… I just bought an ovulation microscope (stop laughing) so this month WILL be different, mark my words…

15
Aug
08

“Not living up to your potential?” Please read.

I found this article today while browsing Kirtsy.  I felt compelled to share this with you all as it is one of those articles to bookmark and read on days when you feel inadequate, unsuccessful and loser-ish.

I have always believed that it is the kiss of death the second you start comparing yourself to others.  It is so easy to fall into that self-deprecating pattern of inadequacy.  Let’s face it, there are some amazing, tremendous, talented, savvy people in this world.  But, guess what?  YOU are one of them!

08
Aug
08

what do you do when you don’t know what to do?

This is an invitation for you, my fabulous readers, to comment with your advice.

Tell me what you do when…. any of the following or OTHER psychological or emotional issues arise for you:

  • The world ceases to make sense.
  • The thoughts in your mind swirl and do not form sensical meaning.
  • Getting through the day seems like a daunting, exhausting endeavor.
  • You are unsure of EVERYTHING.
  • Your spirit is wilted.
  • Disappointment is your overriding emotion

PLEASE, comment and tell me WHAT YOU DO…  what is your personal therapy?  what is your coping mechanism? how do you overcome such times?

For me, when things get rough, physical exercise is what keeps me going, providing me with a release and giving me a chance to process whatever is going on. 

Tell me what you do… don’t be shy!