I work hard, for 8 or more solid hours in a day. I try and fit a workout during the day, and run any necessary errands that may need to get done. When I get home, I clean out my workout bag, straighten the house, and try and get a healthy dinner on the table. Ohh....and while I'm doing all of this, I'm throwing myself a pity party for how tired, stressed, and exhausted I feel. 

Like right now, I have a headache, and all I want to do is take a hot bath and go to bed.

But, I have friends I need to email, a boyfriend I need to catch up with, a blog I want to maintain, and family that I want to skype with. 

And the fun part is, I get to do it all again tomorrow. 

Here is the thing; this is life. It ain't goin' no where (<< I love to be ghetto)

Plus, I like my life busy. At the end of the day, I feel most productive and valued when I've completed a full days worth of work.

What I do need to change is my attitude, my perception of the day-to-day tasks. I need to find joy in working at my office. If I find what I'm doing to be fun and adventourous, it shouldn't be stressful or painful. I need to recognize that cooking dinner for Joel and I is a fulfilling reward, not an annoying chore. 
I know I'm not the only one who battles with this, but I'm sick and tired of being stressed, unhappy, and grumpy.

My life is TOO GOOD for those wasted feelings.

The mind is a powerful tool, and it truly dictates the way you live your life - or so I believe - and it's time that I start focusing on the positive in order to change my attitude. 

Stories and quotes (from TinyBuddha.com) really inspire me to change, and here are a few that I'm printing out, writing down, saying out loud, and truly listening to.

See, I already feel better!


  1. Can you follow me around all day and tell me this stuff when I'm miserable? I really need to start thinking like this!

  2. Everyone has days like this, and everyone tends to get in a funk every now and again. Love your words of inspiration. Sometimes I have to plan little things in advance, so I always have something to look forward to. Wednesday Wine night, Taco Tuesday, Friday date night, Saturday pedicure! xoxo