Positivity Month

A while ago I reached a dark time in my life. Nothing was going right for me. It seemed like my life had become a series of disasters. My father died, my ceiling collapsed, I hated my job. I couldn’t cope with everything life was throwing at me.

Then I was reminded of that phrase, ‘The definition of stupidity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results.’ That was me. I hated everything but I wasn’t making any changes in my life. I was doing nothing to improve the situation.
So I began an experiment. I wanted to be more positive, so I challenged myself to tweet out one positive thing each day for a month. I figured if I did it on Twitter, in public, then I’m more likely to finish the month.

Here’s how my Positivity Month came out.

Day 1: My writing is going quite well lately. Slow, but good. I’m excited about it again.
There was a period where I stopped writing. Stress and depression had taken its toll, but I’m back into it again and it feels good.

This little bird kept me company during lunchDay 2: This little guy kept me company during lunch.
Because you’ve got to appreciate the little things in life. Normally I wouldn’t have paid any attention to tiny birds, but being in the ‘positivity’ frame of mind made me sit up and take notice.

Day 3: I like my apartment. It’s pretty cool and I have plenty of space.
This is the first place I’ve lived in by myself and I love it. I’m very happy here.

Day 4: I saw a rainbow today and it was a good one. All the way. I don’t remember the last time I saw a proper rainbow.
Old-Craig wouldn’t have even noticed something like a rainbow. New-Craig noticed it and it really put me in a good mood that day.


Day 5: I’m Alive. This song is an inspiration for me.
Considering the obstacles fate had thrown my way, I should be celebrating the fact that I’m alive. It’s an achievement I’m proud of.

Day 6: Dinner with the family at Hog’s Breath.
My family is pretty cool and its great that I, A. Have a family; and 2. Have the ability to spend time with them.

Day 7: A nice relaxing Sunday doing nothing much at all. No worries. I love my days off.
Doing nothing is freakin’ awesome. I love nothing! If I have nothing to do then I have nothing to worry about. Nothing to stress over. Nothing is great.

Day 8: I actually have some awesome friends.
Add my friends to the list of things I used to take for granted. My friends are awesome. My friend Fritz bought me the awesome phone I have now for my birthday last year.

Day 9: Technology. I carry a device around in my pocket that is more advanced than some of the things in Star Trek.
I am really glad that I was born when I was, because it means I’ve been able to see technology advance before my eyes. Something like my smartphone, if you really think about it, is amazing. When I was a kid I would never have imagined I’d have technology like that. It’s awesome.

Day 10: I don’t work Wednesdays. Day off!
More doing nothing!

Day 11: Time moves forward no matter what’s happening to me, and everything changes with time.
I have a clock that ticks quite loudly in my bedroom and I find it comforting, because it reminds me that time always moves forward. So if things are bad, I know that they will get better with time. And if things are good then I am reminded to be grateful for what I have now because its not going to last forever.

Day 12: I actually like my boss. She’s friendly and well organised, and we get along well.
Although I didn’t really like my job, the woman I worked for was nice, so that’s something.

Day 13: I decided to go into the city. It’s great to get out of the apartment and get some fresh air.
Sometimes when I’m feeling sort of ~off~, I like heading into the city. I live in the suburbs of Sydney so going into the heart of the city gives my brain some new stimulus. It’s refreshing.

Day 14: All of Star Trek is on Netflix!
I have the ability to watch almost any show I want, when I want. It’s quite awesome really.

Day 15: I was really nervous about training that I had to do today, but its turned out quite good.
For boring work-related reasons I had to so some training. I was nervous about it, but it was fun. I learnt a lot and the people there were nice.

Day 16: Free Lunch!
They gave us free lunch at training. Can’t complain about that!

Day 17: Chocolate exists!
This is self-explanatory, right?

Day 18: The customers have been pretty nice today.
I work in retail, which is a see-saw job. It’s very up and down. (get it?) Some days I hate everyone… but not everyday. I have good days in which everyone is pretty nice, so I need to remind myself of that.

Day 19: I’m not horribly ugly. I sort of look like a normal person.
I would never describe myself as good looking… but I’ve gone through periods where I hate everything about myself. Now, however, I’ve improved my attitude enough that I feel comfortable describing myself as normal-looking. I’m quite average, really. But I’m not ugly, and that’s a good thing.

Day 20: Weekends are awesome!
I don’t know what I would do without weekends. Seriously.

Day 21: I live in a place where I can go out and get almost any food I want within about 30-60 minutes. That’s pretty cool.
This is another thing I used to take for granted. The choice of food around here is awesome. It’s amazing that I can get whatever I want without too much trouble.


Day 22: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious in specific, and words all together in general. What can I say… I like words.
Okay, I feel like this one deserves a little more explanation. On this day I was struggling to stay positive. It was hard work. So I knew I had to think of something that would take me out of that funk and cheer me up. I decided to see if I could remember how to spell Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, and considering I just typed that from memory, I think I succeeded. And honestly, singing that song in my head all day was hilarious. I still do it when I feel a little depressed. You can’t be sad when you’re singing Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious in your head.

Day 23: I have the power to change my life if I choose to.
The fact that the positivity month was working and I was feeling better is amazing. Sometimes I get stuck in a rut, and I forget that I have the power to change things. The power to change your life is amazing.

Day 24: I’m fairly smart. Well I mean, I’m not dumb.
I don’t like to sound arrogant, but I’m quite smart really, and I like that.

Day 25: I got a free rubbish bin!
My boss at work gave me a bin at a gift. I love free gifts!

Day 26: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 2 starts today!
RPDR is one of my favourite shows. I love it. #TeamKatya!

Day 27: Australia is a pretty cool country to live in. It’s not perfect, but I’m happy with it.
I’m glad I live in Australia. It’s nice and we have relatively few problems compared to the rest of the world.

Day 28: I’m relatively able-bodied. If I wanted to do something I could probably just do it, and that’s pretty cool.
I would never describe myself as fit, but I’m not disabled either. All my parts work and I can do most things I want to do.

Day 29: Frozen pizza!
Food is awesome. Frozen pizza is awesomer.


Day 30: ASMR. It’s nice to come home from a long day at work and have something to relax me.
ASMR has really helped lower my stress levels. I get that its not for everyone, but if you haven’t tried it you should. Personally I love it.

Day 31: The fact that this experiment actually worked. I feel so much better now than I did at the start of the month.
Seriously, on a scale of one to ten I feel like I started the month on a 1 and I ended on a 7. I’m not at 10 yet, I still have a ways to go before I’m honestly, truly happy, but I’m so much better than I was before.

This positivity thing really worked. I’m going to try to keep it up. I want to be a happy, positive person. I like that Craig better.


One thought on “Positivity Month

  1. Happy to hear the month of positivity worked out! Definitely something everyone should strive to do these days. Keep it up 😀

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