Had a pretty great weekend, went home to visit the family, play in a baseball game, and throw a party. Took a couple hours to set up, got a keg, and had a good time with good friends. The party went well and most of my friends showed up and had a good time. Throwing a big party like I used to in college taught me two valuable lessons: Continue reading
One of the easiest ways to keep sane and enjoy life is to just do it. There is no time like the present, and nothing is keeping you from doing anything at the present moment (unless there’s a gun to your head). There is nothing more frustrating than walking into a room when there is shit everywhere.
Scenario: Felt really motivated some random afternoon and after drinking a cup of coffee and listening to the Rocky Theme, you feel invincible and ready to take on anything in the world, i.e: cleaning. So you sweep the kitchen, do the dishes, vacuum everything, do the laundry, etc. At the end of the day there’s nothing that you want to do but drink a beer, so you crack a refreshing silver bullet and bask in all the glory.
Problem: One beer turns to six, six turns into friends coming by, Domino’s ordered, pass out drunk, and wake up with an even more grandiose mess.
Solution: As soon as the little voice in your head says, “I should probably clean this.” Do. It. And when you’re done take a nap and enjoy the cleanliness. Next time you make a sandwich, put your dishes in the washing machine (did I mention rinse them off?). Next time you get in from a run put your shoes in their rack and your dirty shirt in the hamper, this will allow the majestic clean nature that is usually a convenience to become the standard.
Enjoy your new pad.
Disclaimer: This is in no way, shape, form, language, medium, or sense a hint to either of my two great and always fresh and clean roommates. Total hypothetical situation.
Currently Listening To: Long Hot Summer – Keith Urban
Embrace Monday! There is no such thing as a case of the mondays, luckily it’s not a disease, so get over the fun and excitement of the weekend and start enjoying getting back to work. Get out of the “daily grind” by changing up your days, be it grabbing lunch outside (as I did today), listening to some different music at your desk, or emailing an old friend you haven’t heard from in a while. Make everyday different so you can enjoy it for a new reason each day. Work should never feel like work and if it does try to find what you truly love and embrace in life and make a career out of that. If you are too old or too stubborn to make a career change then sack up and figure out a new routine that keeps you on your toes and at least somewhat enjoying what you are doing. Be happy you have a real job or occupation and be thankful for the roof over your head and the food on your table. If you were able to go out this weekend and enjoy yourself then get excited about moving up in the world, doing the best work you can today on Monday and enjoying yourself again next weekend. The harder you work today, the more enjoyable you can make tomorrow.
End of ramble,
Currently Listening To: Trucks driving down the road
Sooooo they have a wordpress app for android. Nuts I know. As I’m hanging out with the porcelain goddess I can update my blog, this is quite awesome. It has a function so you can take a picture and instantly upload it and comment on it to your wordpress. This. Is. Cool. More to come, workout time 🙂