As I was driving home from work last night, it hit me that I currently have a ton of optimism about others’ potential reactions to my diapers and my potential reactions to them afterward. It also hit me how this optimism has changed my life, such as by making me more relaxed and brave when it comes to diapers.
One thing I’m optimistic about is how my parents would react if they found me out. I doubt they would freak out, and I feel my explanation of my situation would be enough to ease any fears they might have upon finding out. I don’t think they would try to punish me or change me in any way afterward. Nothing about them has changed to make me feel this way instead of how I used to feel (like them finding out would be the end of the world). Only my outlook has changed, from negative to uncertain to positive.
As a result, I wear diapers almost all the time when I’m at home and often have nothing covering my diaper whenever I’m in my room. Also, I keep a stack of diapers on the top shelf of my bedside table. Essentially, I hide my diapers way less than I did when I had a less positive outlook on the possibility of being found out by my parents.
Another way I’m optimistic about being found out as a diaper user is in relation to my job and volunteer work. I used to be super afraid of what would happen if I was found out while working or volunteering. As a result, I didn’t wear diapers during those activities. Now, I’m optimistic about it. I think most people I interact with during those activities wouldn’t say anything if they saw my diaper. I also don’t think their thoughts would be negative. If they did say anything, I anticipate I would be able to respond in a fitting and nice way. As a result of my optimism, I now always wear diapers while working and volunteering.
In general, my optimism has led me to push myself to do riskier things like the ones above while usually feeling relaxed in the process (whenever I’m not relaxed, my optimism quickly pushes me back to being relaxed). These riskier things are things I have always wanted to do, but have never been comfortable doing before, so it’s not like my optimism has changed my desires. And doing these things has made me happier. My happiness and optimism probably form a positive feedback loop.
Optimism about others’ potential reactions to your diapers and your potential responses to them is so powerful that I suggest you try to foster it. One of the main things I did to foster mine was challenge negative thoughts I had about how people might react. Another thing I did was plan how I would explain my situation after being found out and how I might do damage control on negative reactions.
An optimistic note: People might not find out about your diapers even if you don’t go to much effort to hide them. If they do, they probably won’t react negatively. They’ll probably respond curiously, calmly, disinterestedly, respectfully, nicely, or in some other positive way. If they do react negatively, chances are you’ll be able to explain your situation and/or point of view in a satisfactory—or maybe even amazing—way. That will probably repair things. If it doesn’t help at first, though, chances are your efforts at changing someone’s perspective of your diaper use will be successful over time.
Are you generally optimistic about how others may react to your diapers and how you may react to their reactions? If so, have you noticed a positive impact on your life from your outlook? If not, will you try to foster your optimism? Please leave me a comment to let me know, and please be sure to click the like button below if you like this post.