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What do you turn to for positive reinforcement? Part 2

Today has been a grumpy day. My work bestie has just found a new job, and that leaves me feeling a bit lost and lonely. I just changed all my car insurance over to BC, and found out it’s going to cost me $250 a month to insure my car. It’s raining. I had to do budgets at work. Wah wah.

I’m getting on my nerves, and probably on Facebook’s nerves also.

So, this put my recent post about positive reinforcement to the test – what am I going to turn to to feel better? It’s too cold and rainy for the beach, and I’m tired of my own company. I’m also tired of screens – computer, tv, cell phones. Also also, I’ve decided to make this a ‘buy nothing’ month – I need to get my finances in order, if I’m going to be paying that much for car insurance. So, I need to find free activities that’ll cheer me up. I’m not sure what I’m going to do this weekend, but I’ve written off this workday, and I’ve decided to make bagels. And take pictures.

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Oh! And then I went to the beach 🙂

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What do you turn to for positive reinforcement?

Last night, I participated in my very first Twitter chat, hosted by Turnipseeds Travel for shenow.org.

One of the questions was ‘Who or what do you turn to for positive reinforcement?’ I had a hard time answering it, especially as everyone was talking about friends and family. It’s rare, when I’m down, that I turn to anyone – I usually try and sort things out by myself, when I’m not feeling 100%.

Today, I was feeling good – work is busy and going well, I’m happy to be home after a long trip, and it was a beautiful, sunny 10 degrees on the Sunshine Coast. The days are getting longer, and I was able to go to the beach after work. That’s when it hit me that yes, I need time alone to feel positive again, but the beach definitely helps as well.

And the beach is even better when you’re already feeling good. Plus, I came home from the beach to an amazing smelling house – I made muffins this morning and forgot about it! Win!

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I took this picture this afternoon with my iPhone. It doesn’t even come close to doing this place justice. Go here and see the most amazing pictures of where I live.