Day 67 (Simple Way to Be Happier: Don’t Assume)

Prompt #2: Tell your day in one sentence; stay in the present.

If you allow yourself the right to speak, act, and be the only way you know how without assuming the negative judgments of others, then you have accomplished truly living in the present.

I’ll use that sentence as today’s quote.

Have you had a time when you had a feeling that others were judging you negatively?

Well I had to study with a couple of other people today since there’s an exam tomorrow.

It was very casual because we took turns studying and chatting about other things.

However, there were a couple of times when I would say something awkward (or it seemed to be to me) and it would get me a bit disappointed.

My brain was like, “Oh man, the mood is all weird! This is total rejection. Everyone’s faces just looked confused!”

I know that many of you have been hard on yourself for saying the wrong thing. I’m that kind of person.

When you say the wrong thing, the anxiety rolls around and it’s telling you to just walk away and go home.

The anxiety wants to persuade you that the best course of action would be to live under a rock.

The anxiety comes from assuming other people’s thoughts, which is a waste of time and energy. Let them judge you however they want to.

It doesn’t matter if it’s awkward.

You’ve said the best thing you thought during that present moment.

Why would you ever sulk about saying the wrong thing?

There’s no such thing as the perfect experience or perfect moment.

That stuff only happens in movies because it’s scripted so perfectly by the people who edit and revise it before putting it out there for all of us to see.

However, reality is nothing but a constant first draft.

There’s no other trial to compare it to.

Pat yourself on the back for saying anything you feel like!

Of course, I’d be within reason. Saying ugly to someone isn’t the best course of action.

At the same time, speak whatever you want; don’t assume others will think of it in a negative way.