I got to put this into practice today. I woke up super early to finish grading, then I wrapped up reading Gone Girl (can't wait for the movie), and then I took a nap. After second-waking, I got some disappointing news about a project I've been working on (that article I've been b*tching about - it's not going to happen). Instead of freaking out, getting angry, worrying about my future etc. I gave myself a minute of wallowing - literally one minute - and then I kept going. I spent the rest of the afternoon on one of my New Year's cleaning/organizing projects, and I had a nice long talk with Historian about moving forward. Now I'm going to have dinner with Boyfriend, work on my dissertation, and then watch a few episodes of The Shield.
2013 = Controlling my mindset!