Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Self help

Before the weekend, my Ferrando got released to do a concert with MUTI and when he was back, my Guglielmo flew away to jump in for a recording with Villazon and Netrebko. Oh, exciting operatic life!
Me, I just went to "The city" (that would be London,around here) to visit my friend Sal. we sat on one of these boats turned pubs from 1-7, later we visted some party, and then went to sleep.
I still felt a bit depressed, and well, the thing with "Positive thinking" is that it expires like old milk.
At the end of a Londonian weekend, which brought back memories and nostalgia (and; the same lame feeling one gets while revisiting one's high school after 30 years of getting old fat and bitter), I was sitting on the train back, and it occurred to me, that this would be the right time to put "The secret" (lol) into gear.
I pulled out a pack of sticky notes I carry in my purse,( don't ask me why, I really don't know) and on each 4x4 little pink page, I wrote an appreciation note. (" Thank you for bringing me to this wonderful place". "Thank you for helping me to excel" etc, etc.).
After writing about 6 or 7 of those, I started to feel extremely cheery.
At the end of the long ride (on the weekends, due to rail construction, one must take the bus half way, which makes it longer), I actually noticed the wonderful green hills, colorful flowers , the sunshine and all the smiley people around me.
I got back home as happy and as hopeful as I can possibly be.
My darlings: "The Secret" is a cheap exercise in self- hypnosis!
And it (kind of ) works.

4 Comments:

Anonymous talia said...

I actually always try the opposite way. I write all the bad feelings I have and afterwards I read it, and it is so silly that I start laughing and become happy. Try this one, it really works (But only when your frustration is because of stupid reasons).

9:40 AM  
Anonymous Giorgia said...

I suppose everyone has a self-help "method" - yours being positive-thinking self-hypnosis, Talia's being writing down what p*sses her off most...
As for myself, these days I find that thinking over again of a recent, hilarious appearence of Gerry Butler @ Jay Leno's Late Night Show puts all the bad mood off. No, I mean seriously. Silly as it may sound, it works. And until this works, I'm content with it... :)

4:21 PM  
Anonymous Giorgia said...

sorry, I mean the Tonight Show...ah, well, whatever. It's hilarious and makes me laugh whatever the damn thing is called. :)

4:25 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

I love your blog! and the next time I'm depressed (I'm expecting some rejection letters any day now) I'm going to try your method!

10:24 AM  

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