Simple enough, right? It’s safe to say a lot of us follow the A-B-D path, or maybe A-B-E (eventually). What is so easy for us to forget is how amazing every single day can be. We get so caught up in the daily grind of school, work, and everything else we have going on that we forget that, in the grand scheme of things, we all have a lot to be thankful for.
Who am I to remind you to remain on the side of optimism? Well, no one really. But I’m challenging myself, and in turn challenging those of you who are reading this, to distance from the feelings of dread and resignation. Follow the A-C-E path. Set your alarm clock to go off a few minutes earlier – and in that 5 or 10 minutes, think about life – the good and the bad, and do a little reflecting. If you’re unhappy with your current situation, whether it be working in a cubicle doing something you have no interest in, or being unemployed after looking for work over the past several months – put everything in perspective and embrace your situation. It’s only a matter of time before you’ll get where you want to be. Life is about continuing to learn and grow, and we’re right in the middle of it all.
Before heading out the door – do some things that make you happy, Have an extra bowl of cereal. Watch that episode of Saved by the Bell you’ve already seen 583 times. Go for the morning jog you always say you don’t have time for but wish you did. Blast the latest Lady Gaga tune and don’t feel ashamed (although it’s important to consider roommates and neighbors). MAKE TIME for yourself and wake up each new day with a feeling of excitement. Excited about something you may already know that’s coming. Excited about what surprises the new day may bring. Excited about life. And then enjoy it, every minute of it.