To calibrate again. Synonyms. Adjust, amend, change, modify, revise, turn, correct mid-course, fine tune, make different.
Today was not a good day. I had a bad attitude. I chose to not do the things on my to-do list and was generally in a crabby mood. I did not choose JOY.
It seriously took almost the entire day for me to choose a new tude. Ugh.
Thankfully it is a choice that I was able to make. After putting forth a lot of effort. My brain suggested many things throughout the day that would help me choose joy.
How about a walk? Your happy light? Writing the sisters on your VT route? Getting back to a friend that is waiting for a response? Body brushing and a bath? Doing the dishes while listening to a podcast? My brain is smart. I guess I can't name the part of me that dug its heals in today. My SAD brain? I just couldn't shake the fuzzy, foggy, groggy, grumpy feeling that nothing was right and likely never would be again. I KNOW THAT IT IS UNREASONABLE. And very thankfully, I also know it is temporary. And here is where my title comes in. Because we are human we have the magnificent ability to choose. One of my favorite analogies is that of the pilot needing to make constant course corrections. I've read or heard several examples of this, but this is closest to what I am thinking. I found it on the Brian Tracy International website: