Hey guys, I hope you all had a good day. There was a pretty decent thunderstorm in my town today, it was beautiful. The lightning lit up the sky, and the thunder shook my car as I drove home. I love it when the rain pours down in sheets across the road, it reminds me that we’re not as in control as we like to pretend we are.
I felt like a robot today at work. I was simply going through the motions and not even paying attention to how boring it was. I didn’t realize what time it was until my stomach was growling for lunch. I grabbed some coffee, which seemed to cure my robotness. Unfortunately, that meant that I was painfully aware of my tasks for the day.
As I was headed out the door, I thought about something that made me smile a little bit. There are two halves to happiness; the material half and the mental half. The material half is obviously a fun job with decent pay and benefits (or the shoes, fishing rod – whatever it is that you want). The mental half is the way that you allow yourself to feel about it.
Now, I am not one to preach to you about positivity. God knows that positivity is my weakest link. I wouldn’t call myself negative, but I have no sunny disposition. I’m very realistic in my expectations and my view of the world. So, I feel that I view my job for what it is; a decent paying, mindless gig. I could go into detail- but I’ll spare you for now. I allow myself to feel fairly negatively towards my job because it is not something that I enjoy, can grow with, or make a lot of money in.
However, I suppose I could choose the high road and decide that I should just accept this position for what it is. I should just let myself feel grateful for what I have. I’m not saying that I am going to just accept this job as my new life – hell no. I don’t normally curse, but seriously, no. I am not seeing myself there for another month, let alone another decade. Do you understand what I’m saying though? I need to let go of some of my anger towards this place so that I can get through the week a little easier. There is no sense in letting myself be so miserable.
Satisfaction is half and half. With a bad attitude, you can let any life situation make you feel horrible. You have to accept the position that you are in, while you work towards a better one. This does not mean giving in and giving up. This simply means that you are not going to make yourself miserable while you work to make a difference. Try to be at least slightly positive, even if it is only because you know that you are going to be going through a change.
Do you let your attitude ruin your week?