OK! I need this right now. You know that feeling when you are in transition? In between where you should be and where you currently are...I think it's a trait of Cancer's to be homebodies....you need to feel planted, settled....in your space! We feel somewhat, well....discombobulated....(is that really a word?) Mind you, it's been a long, long time since we have been in an apartment.....without...things! You know that feeling right? SO......I am keeping myself in check with this "self-talk!"
Cultivating an attitude of optimism can not only make you happier, it can also boost your health and relationships. Researchers at Duke University Medical Center found that heart disease patients who scored high in an optimistic survey had the best medical outcomes. A study in dating couples published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology revealed that optimists are less likely to fight with their significant others.
Need more research to turn that frown upside down? Research indicates that an optimistic attitude improves coping skills and may ward off colds and prevent depression. March is Optimistic Month, a perfect time to look at the bright side. The Mayo Clinic offers a few suggestions.......
CHANGE what's not working. Identify aspects of your life you feel negatively about and focus on ways to improve them.
MONITOR YOUR THOUGHTS. If you catch yourself in a negative spiral,
reframe your thoughts in a positive way.
MAINTAIN HEALTHY HABITS. Exercise in a proven mood lifter and nutritious foods nourish your mind as well as your body.
FIND POSITIVE PALS. Negative people can undermine your ability to manage stress in healthy ways.
CHECK YOUR SELF-TALK, Would you think such uncharitable thoughts about a good friend? Treat yourself kindly too!
Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Sauté the garlic and onion until aromatic and tender. Add the white wine and simmer for 1 minute. Stir in the remaining ingredients, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for at least 40 minutes.