Every morning, I wake up. Before I put on my make-up… I shit on myself for something. Doesn’t everyone? Typically, the first thought of my day is a negative one and what a horrible realization that is – right? It’s usually “Ugh, I overslept” or “Ugh, I don’t want to go to work” or “Ugh, I forgot to do that” or “Ugh, my hair is a disgusting pile of bird shit and I don’t have enough time, nor the energy, to wash it.”
And that’s just the FIRST thought of the day. There are tons of negative thoughts that come later!
But I had several cups of coffee today and while I was working on a Powerpoint Presentation (that’s right, a POWERPOINT PRESENTATION) I realized that there are some things I’m kind of decent at doing!
For one, I’m pretty good at knowing when I need a haircut. Sure, that seems like something that is obvious to everyone… but I really know when it’s time for a haircut. My hair gets all greasy and dry and dead and I’m like, “Hey, self, we can’t do this anymore!” and I call and make an appointment. I’m pretty good at going every 6-8 weeks. That’s IMPRESSIVE. And expensive!
I have a good long-term memory! I remember my childhood pretty vividly – and remember yours too. (My short-term memory is shit, but we’re focusing on the positive.)
I can waste time, or be rude, on my phone like nobody’s business. Face to face conversation? No thank you! It’s phone time.
I’m good at driving – and also, having panic attacks while driving when people get too close to me or just really piss me off.
I can lie on a yoga mat and fold my body over so that my feet touch behind my head. It’s not necessarily a yoga move, but it’s pretty good for being lazy and stretching your back.
I feed my cat EVERY day. Unless I forget.
When I need to extend a gel manicure, I just cut my nails. Sure, my cuticle area still looks like absolute SHIT, but hey, at least they're MOSTLY covered with nail polish. Right?
I can write my name over and over and over and over on a blank piece of paper when I'm bored. Sometimes, in cursive!
And I don't want to brag, but my teeth are pretty much unusable due to HOW GREAT I AM AT GRINDING MY TEETH.
So, I ask you, take a second today to focus on what you do well - as opposed to all the areas you could use improvement!