Before I venture out on vacation, especially the beach, I always check the weather ahead of time. I look at the 10 day weather forecasts scouting for any possibility of clouds and rain. Basically, I always want it to be sunny! When I end up getting to my destination, when clouds or rain appear, I start making judgements and interpretations about what this means. Usually, these thoughts are mostly negative. On a logical level I understand, and genetic testing has confirmed, that my fair-skinned ancestors don’t particularly do well with seven days of direct sunshine on a tropical island. By day two, I would be desperately seeking shade under the nearest palm tree. However, I judge the weather anyway. While this is not particularly damaging on a vacation, this type of thinking can have detrimental consequences when applied to other areas of my life.