Today is Day 90 of The Pollyanna Plan. That’s 3 whole months of finding a daily reason to feel glad/happy/joyful. Has it been easy? Not always. Has it been worth it? Most definitely!
I wish I could say that I have been feeling super healthy on such a momentous day, but, unfortunately, that’s not the case. I woke this morning with a very sore throat, feeling achey, feverish and exhausted. This is the reaction I experience to any form of stress in my life, be it emotional or physical, and it’s something I am determined to deal with and change.
Yesterday, my lovely, soppy dog, Bojangles, came bounding over to greet me after my afternoon nap and trod right on the toe I had injured the day before, scratching me with his claws as he did so. Although it may not sound that bad, as my toe was already injured, I was barefooted, and Bojangles is much bigger than he thinks he is, it was REALLY painful. I didn’t think much of it at the time (apart from Owwww) but when I woke in the night feeling ropey, I realised what must have happened.
However, something began to dawn on me as I went about my morning routine. And that is, it’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve had this reaction. Ok, I’ve had some other stuff going on in the meantime, relating to my body’s adjustment to my new grain/egg/dairy/lots of other things free diet (not my choice, I hasten to add,) but I haven’t had the sore throat reaction for 2 weeks, which is HUMUNGOUS progress for me! Hoorah!
So, then I got to thinking about whether there will ever come a time when I won’t get this reaction or have “down days” at all. Or whether I’ll have to spend my life being super careful not to stress my body emotionally or physically, as I’ve been told many times by medical professionals – maybe wrapping myself in cotton wool really might be an option? Hmm!
I began discussing this out loud with my Mum and her reply was:”It’s all a matter of ratio.” Now, you know me and maths – we aren’t the best of friends – but she’s right, as mother’s
always most of the time are!
A few months ago, I was mostly having down days and spent the majority of my days feeling like I do right now. The occasional good, sore throat, fever-free days were few and far between. But, as I continue dedicating myself to my mission to improve my health through the power of happy, positive feelings, this is all beginning to change.
Day 90, Reason 90: Today I am so thankful that my ratio of good days to bad days is improving.
I believe that if I’ve managed to improve this ratio in only 90 days, there’s absolutely no reason why I can’t get to a point where EVERY day is a good day, no matter what happens in my life, and no matter what the health professionals say. Sorry, Mr (and Mrs/Miss) doctors, but I aint buying “impossible!”
275 days to go
275 reasons to feel glad/happy/joyful to find
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