[Guys in the back IMMEDIATELY begin yelling in regards to the title.]
I know, right? I haven’t posted in a while. It’s good to see you too 🙂
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how we should focus our energies on the positives, even during the most negative situations.
I personally do a lot to make sure I stay positive. I start off each morning with exercise and personal development reading. I eat clean except on planned cheat days. I’m constantly listening to personal development audio, or interviews relating to my career. And I keep my positive and inspiring friends close by – or at least I try.
Even after learning about the passing of my childhood friend, I was doing everything by the books. I was Tony-freaking-Rossi – positivity king of the world. Nothing could break me.
Then I attended the wake. Then the funeral. And of course, both were within twenty four hours. Oh, and let’s squeeze in my plane ride back to Chicago too (because Tony-freaking-Rossi thought that was a good idea).
I spent a third of the plane ride in tears. The other two-thirds were spent wondering how much longer the flight was…I really had to pee.
After taking the train back to the city, I stopped at one of my favorite restaurants that may or may not be healthy. I took my food back home where I eagerly grabbed some wine.
I needed a break from being positive.
Don’t get me wrong – it’s important to stay as positive as we can during dark times. But there are some circumstances that are going to be bigger than you. No matter how hard you prep, they’ll still get ya. It’s important not to confuse this with making excuses and turning every little thing into an “extreme” circumstance. But for the really extreme ones, we’re allowed to take a break. Not fall into a funk. Just take a break.
Stay positive, friends. And when all else fails, know that Big G’s is open late.
Oh and I lied. The night before Thanksgiving was also a cheat day. Spent it with these guys for the first time in four years. Much love to all of them and for helping me through the week 🙂