Thursday, June 2, 2011

Project Positivity

There is a recurring sentence I hear a lot in the social media outlets that I have been nestled in. It is "I am so sick of the negativity in my timeline/facebook updates". Surrounded by negativity myself and doubting my own capabilities with all this negativity, I decided that I needed to get this sorted in the new year. I embarked on what I called Project Positivity. I spoke about Project Positivity to everyone that would listen. I wanted it to spread..I wanted people around me to be positive reinforcements.

I started this because I read something on a forum. I cannot remember the term now as it was a few months ago and my brain is a sieve on non-work things. It was a tad like "The Secret" and no I am not an Oprah fan! The thread had heaps of posts on this exercise working for them. You had to visualise what you wanted and lots of these women (I hang out at female dominated forums) had received what they had visualised and believed that they would get it.

It got me thinking that I have always been self sabotaging. So I changed my attitude (a little) and stopped telling myself that I couldn't do this or that. I started to push myself forward and tried to change my attitude and demanded more from myself and stopped (tried) talking myself down. So it has worked for me so far and I want to spread it further. My aim is to turn this into a daily (mmmmmm more frequent perhaps) snippets on turning things around to the positive. Look let's face it there are days where nothing goes right for you. But let's all look at kitteh pics and icanhascheezburger and it gets better.


  1. That is some good thinking you have there Ling.

    I am such a negative person and always doubting myself, i should really think positive, i have so much to be thankful for.

    Good to see you blogging again btw ;)

  2. If anyone needs to be more positive they need only look to their good health and all the things that come with it....friends, family, future.
    Enforced methods of finding positivity in your life shouldn't be necessary.
    There are people in hospital right now being told they are dying. People trying to defy death with drugs. Babies who wont see their first birthday. The disabled struggling daily just to get through the day.
    You're not one of them.
    That's all the positivity a person should need.
    Anything else is just whining.

    Don't mix venting on twitter and facebook as negativity. Some people just need to let frustration out and social media is a good way to do it.

  3. Hey Cynthia - you just have to tell yourself that you can do it. :) And ask for help at work.

    Anon - Yes i know what you mean by annoying. What I am refering to is that I hear lots of people on my twitter timeline and FB that they are sick of negative comments/status updates. Yeah but human nature means that we forget the less fortunate as if it does not affect us directly.


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