I sure as hell am not. Every single thing is annoying the heck out of me today.
I’m not sure when it happened. I woke up fine, took my shower, had a cup of coffee and some breakfast. At some point I went from normal human being to completely insane and unable to control my reactions. On the way to school this morning Tatum was crying because she dropped her bracelets. I practically freaked out on her.
Now I’m just a miserable SOB. Good luck selling insurance today!! The music in the other room is too loud, my mom was just vacuuming the office. I wanted to take that vacuum and slam it against the ground. I hate the sound of a vacuum. Unless I’m the one vacuuming. Vacuuming is my favorite chore because you can see your progress. But I hate the sound of it in the background.
I look at the 11 Rules for Daily Living and I see that I’m not abiding by 7 or 8 of them. So if today is the day, am I ready? The only thing I’m ready for is a nap. Since I’m in the middle of my day I’ll have to settle for cup of coffee #4 instead.
How do I get out of this self-imposed funk and go back to being a positive member of society that helps bring us up and not drag us down.
- Follow those 11 Rules mentioned above. I have been reading a lot of Andy Andrews lately. Andrews is a little too religious for me sometimes BUT his ideas, insight, and knowledge of historical figures gives me an unbelievable amount of inspiration. Also, I truly feel that if I follow my rules and Andrews’ Seven Decisions than I will be successful beyond my imagination. I’ll also be a lot happier and more fun to be around.
- Smile. Just never stop. Especially while talking. I have been doing this lately and I gotta say it is AMAZING! Just think about it. Do the people in your life that you enjoy being around complain constantly or are they typically happy and smile often? What about those you don’t like being around? Chances are they are often miserable and wear a frown more times than not. Like I said I was pretty miserable earlier but I put a fake smile on my face and now things are getting a little bit better.
- Have a goal in mind and do things that get you closer to it. Do you see that painting below? (Paul Simmons-Harbour Steps) My goal is to work there. Not live
there, not vacation there. Work there. Walk around that harbor with a purpose. Have someone pay me to be there! Now that is a dream come true!! Unfortunately I haven’t figured out how to make this happen YET. But I will. One thing is for sure though, I wont figure it out walking around like a miserable jerk all day.
I have to remain positive and be on the lookout for anything that comes my way. Close my mind from anything negative. Whether I put it in my head or not. This may or may not help you get over a tragedy but as long as you keep the things I mentioned above in your head, very few things will be able to keep you down for long.
And maybe just maybe you’ll be able to bring others up while you’re at it.
Do you have a goal you want to work towards?