I’m not sure how I feel about the first quote on this blog coming from Mr. Trump himself, but I read this one on Gina‘s blog this morning and it really resonated with me –
“Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won’t happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here.”
– Donald J. Trump
For the last several months, I haven’t felt like the best version of myself. Okay, in the interest of full disclosure, I haven’t felt like myself at all. I’ve been crabby, shlumpy, grumpy, lazy, disinterested, tired, etc. You get the point. Christmas was a nice break from those feelings – I love the holiday season more than I can explain. How can you not when you have things like this to look forward to:
It’s really hard to not appreciate and enjoy every moment of times like that. However, as soon as it’s over, I always feel let down and admittedly pretty sad. So, it comes as no surprise that over the last few weeks, my blah feelings have returned with a vengeance. I have been itching for a change and have known that I’ve been a pain to live with and be around, but haven’t realized how bad it’s really been until I took a hard look at things Monday night. I know that I’ve got to get back on the path to feeling good about things in general and about myself, so I’ve been working hard the last few days to make small changes that have been adding up to better feelings.
– putting on actual clothes rather than pajamas! I knew this would be a problem for me when I began working from home, because it’s just so easy to be lazy and wear sweats every day. But – news flash – unless shlumpy sweats are your idea of high fashion, they’re not doing much for your self esteem and work productivity.
– leaving the house for breaks from the home office setting. Even if this means going to grab a quick lunch somewhere, getting out of the house is really important. Yesterday, I spent the bulk of the afternoon at Starbucks, and it was great.
– working out. This is a no-brainer, I just need to get myself to do it. 20 minutes is better than 0 minutes and I always am proud of myself when I do it.
– beautification. Sounds silly, but works. Pedicures, hair appointments, new makeup, etc. It all helps me feel more like myself, and is therefore worth the investment. Haircut/color on Friday yeah!
– appreciate the little things. Again, a no brainer. But I really, really need to remember to do this more. A little example from this morning:
Hard to see, but that says “Nubbin.” P texted that to me this morning. Silly thing, made me giggle unreasonably at this hour of the morning. So, I appreciate and love P for his ability to always make me laugh and feel better.
Time to get to work, but here’s to having that POSITIVE, PROACTIVE attitude that seems to have eluded me for some time!