Have you ever needed to hit the restart button? Like completely start a day over. You aren’t sick. Nothing catastrophic has happened. You’re just off. And you have a gut feeling the rest of the day is headed down a crooked and uneasy road. So for the sake of salvaging the rest of the day, it would probably be best to just slide back into bed mid-morning, take a quick snooze, wake up and pretend you’re just starting the day. You aren’t alone.
I did just that this past week. My friend has nicknamed me “Positive Polly” because the majority of the time, I see the glass half full. I see the good intentions in people. I believe in a favorable outcome. It takes an army tank to permeate my happy thought bubbles. But even Positive Polly cracks.
I woke up cranky. Nobody else had a clue but they were annoying me. And it was really trivial and silly things. Like the fact that Starbucks didn’t have the green straws that fit my drink and I had to settle for the extra long black one. I mean seriously. That’s a bad case of waking up on the wrong side of the bed. So after getting up and getting ready and venturing out and having one meeting, I marched myself back home and put myself back to bed. It was time for a redo.
We all need to hit the refresh button every now and then. It doesn’t mean we’re failing or that we’re insensitive or selfish. It means we’re human. It means sometimes the world around us doesn’t seem so colorful and it’s up to us to fill in the grey. It means we can’t work 24 hours a day and live off of soda and yogurt bites. It means the stress of making enough money is tangible and sometimes drives you to consider becoming a stripper. It means we need a change of perspective and that contrary to popular belief, each of us is in fact in control of our feelings. We have the ability to change the way we feel if we just try.
If you’re like me and feel like you have a one-way ticket on the struggle bus, pump those brakes and get off. Take control of your feelings so you have control over your actions. And by all means, look at some other options to make money before deciding to work the pole.
My above soap box has absolutely nothing to do with the video below. I just needed some writing therapy. Our March video blog is up and is all about learning how to tie a bow tie. I talk about being embarrassed at weddings when a groomsman would ask me to tie his bow tie and I would have no clue how. Worse than that was at my grandmother’s funeral when no one in the family could figure out how to tie my brother’s bow tie and despite our extensive YouTube research, we couldn’t find one that helped. Hopefully I’ve solved that problem for you. Take a look at our video, which I believe is hands down the easiest bow tie tutorial, and feel free to leave any and all helpful tips you have!