I've got goals on goals that I want to be completed whether it's for Thavin & Marcob or plain old boring laundry. It's easy to lose sight of the good and over obsess on the negative. Keeping a positive frame of mind is what keeps me going day after day. Happy positivity motives and energizes me like no other. It allows me to laugh at the stupid shit that happens, stare my fears right in the eye and say Fuck you. Staying positive is a mindset that needs constant care and work. It's easy to let life get in the way, it's easy to give up, but trust me when I say you got this.
Concentrate on the Solution
Try not to concentrate on the problem, instead try to find the solution. Knowing you're looking for the solution to the problem will help you feel in control rather than allow you to feel stuck because of the problem you are facing.
Slow It Down
Life is life. Somedays you have time for anything and everything and others there is just no time at all. Here's a fantastic tip...
You don't have to be everything to everyone, and you don't have to say yes to everything either. Take time to shall I say
Smell the roses!
Take Care Of You
Taking care of you mentally and physically is a must. Don't put it off, don't let your schedule get in the way. Having healthy eating and sleeping habits are always a good place to start. Pencil in time to work out, it doesn't have to be 3 hours at the gym, but it does have to be something even if it's just an evening walk around the neighborhood.
Patience Is A Virtue
This is the hardest one for me, personally. Patience is not something I'm good. In fact, for the past 26 years, my special guy's mantra is patience, just be patient. I'm always looking for that instant gratification. It's really quite impossible if truth be told. I find that I do keep trying. I'm just a work in progress! I've been told that if you allow patience to win, then things will go smoother, gone is the frustration of the everyday. Allowing time for things to grow at there own pace is just what you need to stay positive. Well, at least that's what I hear.
Let go of what you can't control. People are people we will all react differently to different situations, and that's okay. Allow those around you the freedom to feel the way they need to feel and just let it go. Let it be their thing, not yours. Let them choose their journey you don't have to take that on, in fact; you should not be taking that on at all.
Know What's Real And What Is Fiction
Knowing the difference between real and fiction is priceless. Know that everyone is busting ass just like you, know that there are no perfect people in this world. Know that we are all flawed. Know that social media only shows the good, not the bad.
A smile is your best accessory! And it's FREE! So yes use it, use it every day and every night. Smile right past the naysayers, right past the obstacles, right past everything. Smiling puts a spring in your step, allows you to feel good, allows others to feel good. And did I mention it's free!
Let Go Of Your Phone
Unplug! Emails can wait, skip the phone calls and text messages. Allow yourself just to be. Just be in the moment. Take in what's happening around you. Take that deep breath. Allow yourself to relax even if it is for just a moment.
Don't Give Up
Staying positive is hard to do, but you got this. Keep going, keep trying, and know we all here at Thavin & Marcob have faith in you.
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