Breaking Bad Habits

It seems I have developed a very dark way of looking at the world, or at least the the people of this world.  I am far to quick to jump to the very worst of conclusions.

We need to talk.”must mean bad news.

An urgent request for a meeting.” has to be something horrible.

You have to come in for those results.” is going to be devastating.

Why am I pre-programed to always think the worst?  To be a glass is half empty kind of girl?  This is a negative, soul sucking, and sad way of living! 


Sometimes friends just want to catch up, fabulous proposals are presented, and little dreams do come true.  Life is not always throwing you bad news!  Most times people are good, kind, caring.  Most times, everything is going to be just fine.  I believe in people and I believe in kindness, I just have to remember that.  It’s time for this Mama to get herself some rose coloured glasses and start looking at the world with a new perspective.  Here’s to breaking bad habits and knowing that the world isn’t always full of darkness, sometimes it’s full of rainbows and sunshine, you just have to look for it.


  1. i hear you…i think we come to expect it after enough times of having to face those dark shadows….it takes discipline to see the positive…

  2. Kaitlyn says:

    It’s a very easy habit to slip into, that always assuming the worst thing, I get it!
    I too need to start seeing the glass as half full, some days it’s easier than others!

    • Stephanie says:

      When the sun is shining and everything falls into place it is easier to see the bright side. I guess that’s only natural.

  3. Oh that is so me too 🙂 It’s a VERY easy habit to fall into, I am afraid.. As an above poster said, it certainly does take discipline to maintain a positive mind frame! Good luck 🙂

  4. Oh yes! Particularly after you have dealt with bad news, more bad news and then some more. You are trained to steel yourself for the next one. Yeah, I need to invest in a pair of those rose-colored glasses too.

    • Stephanie says:

      You know I think you’re right! When bad news is followed by more bad news, it is just what you come to expect! Time to start expecting some good news into our lives!

  5. I know many people that think the worse all the time. I slip into it myself. It’s hard!

    • Stephanie says:

      It is hard not to slip into the negative! Hoping we both have a fabulous good news filled weekend!

  6. I need to join that club Stephanie. When I get a text that says “call me,” I immediately think the worst. Fortunately, 80% of the time it is me worrying about nothing.

    • Stephanie says:

      The text! The text is the worst and I am so guilty of thinking the worst when I get it. Why is that, because you are so right, most of the time, it is nothing!! Time to change our way of thinking!

  7. I agree. I hear the rose colored glasses are readily available too! 😉

  8. I USED to be a glass half full and always saw the good in everything…over the past few years, being around a constant negative Nellie has made my rose coloured glasses fade and my glass become half empty! Here’s to joining you on your journey to seeing things in a more positive light!

    • Stephanie says:

      Oh my goodness you are so right!! It only takes one negative person to change the world around you!! Time to surround ourselves with some positive Pete’s!!

  9. Me too! My glass is always half full.
    Here’s to complete success in seeing things differently!

  10. If you do find those rose colored glasses, could you please send a pair my way? 🙂

  11. Stephanie says:

    I’m working on securing an entire box! 🙂

  12. A lot of people need to chage their choice of sentencing as well. Like you said 1> We need to talk?? Why not follow it.. We need to talk. It’s been awhile..I call that a case of lazy sentencing.. haha.. Follow the negative with a positive..

  13. Jay Miller says:

    This is something I’m working on too. Grew up in terribly negative family (Whoops…I kind of did it there, didn’t I!?) so it’s a hard habit to break.

  14. In my experience, “We need to talk” is NEVER good. But other than that, yes, it helps to at least entertain some positive thinking about that sort of thing.

  15. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    my friend always says I slip to the dark side when I think of what could have happened or why someone said or did something lol

  16. Michael says:

    I must admit that I usually find myself thinking the worst, but I am trying to change. It isn’t easy though…

  17. Debbie Bashford says:

    easier said than done

  18. Judy C (Judy Cowan) says:

    I have to be honest and say that I have similar bad habits/reactions. Guess I should start on working to break bad habits too., but I have a feeling it is not going to be that easy.

  19. Melinda says:

    Hear hear! Here’s to breaking bad habits and being more positive and honest 🙂 It’s hard to break habits but if we keep at it we can do it

  20. Heidi C. says:

    I also have trouble seeing the glass as half-full and not half-empty. My mom was always a worse case scenario person so I definitely got a lot of this from her. But I am trying to flip it around for my kids.

  21. Victoria Ess says:

    I also have this habit that needs breaking. Sending you some good vibes and I’m with you in the battle in spirit.

  22. MrDisco says:

    ‘we need to talk’ never leads to anything good!

  23. Suzie M says:

    we all need to hear it why do we always think the worst no wonder everyone is stressed

  24. I couldnt agree more! Talking is one of life’s best medicines! Thanks for sharing You made me want to go pick daisies!!

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