It is very easy to get wrapped up in the negative. Feeling really down on yourself, and start creating your own little pitty party. This is something that a lot of people need to actively practice NOT doing. Practice until these thoughts barely come to your mind anymore… and when they do you are SO good at brushing them off that its like your full time job now.
I want to share with you a moment I had with my best friend while we were in Thailand. A moment that made me spill my guts to her about all my negative thoughts, and my new journey I was going down with my Blog ‘Purple Life Hack’. It was an eye opening moment for myself for sure.
This fall my best friend and I were in Thailand, so far my absolute favorite place on earth (shockingly… more than Disney!!) and we were enjoying ourselves immensely. It was my second time in Thailand, and the mental ease and happiness I feel when there is incredible. I have never been somewhere and felt such ease before.
While we were in Phuket we signed up for a day tour to go to Coral Island, and we were so excited! It looked Beautiful!!
That morning the guide picked us up, brought us to the boat and we were off! We sat at the front of the boat, and felt utter excitement to get to the first beach! That’s when things started going down hill a bit… The waves were pretty intense, and we were clinging on for dear life that whole time.
We arrived at the beach and it was nothing like the pictures. Dirty, rough waves, weird men trying to take our pictures…and to top it off I was walking along and a wave knocked me over and stole my favorite pair of sunglasses! What was going on with our day!?!
We got back on the boat to head to the Island we were having lunch on, and decided to sit inside the boat to try and avoid the waves. This did not help! We were hitting between 2-4ft waves.. each one sending us crashing down. Girls were crying, little kids were green… I had no clue how we were going to make it! When we arrived to the Island I was certain I was going to be sick. Luckily I gathered myself and managed to eat a little.
This is the part of the story that really resonates with me…
We asked the tour guide where in the boat to sit that would be least effected by the waves, and he directed us to the back of the boat but warned us that we would get soaked! Anything was better than the giant crashing waves! My back was KILLING me!
The boat started picking up speed, and Jayne and I started getting pelted with water. It felt like Poseidon was trying to drown us! This is where we lost it…. in the best way possible. We could not control our laughter. Everyone on the boat was staring at us and all we could do was laugh… so hard we were crying (not that you could tell from all the water being poured on us!!). Through all the crap we put up with all day… we found our silver lining. We were in Thailand for crying out loud!! How could we not find a positive. In that moment, while everyone was starring at us, while we were being absolutely drenched on a tour that was not going as planned… I felt so incredibly happy. Like, don’t know what to do with myself, want to scream from the top of the world HAPPY.. but all I could do was laugh even harder. We were in Thailand! Gorgeous amazing Thailand! The next beach we ended up at was gorgeous… and then we went snorkeling and saw a blow fish! Our positive energy changed the whole day around!
This was the moment that I broke myself down. Since that day I have been able to catch myself when I start going mentally downwards. I told Jayne all about my troubles with negative thinking, and really opened up my soul. This was a life changing moment for me. I think about it all the time, and bring myself back to that pivotal moment when ever I need to.
I found Happiness in Thailand.
And we all live Healthy and Happily ever after <3