Ever have those weeks where you are just pathetic? Pigging out, not exercising, miserable, negative, and bringing down everything and everyone that comes your way? Don’t lie. We’ve all been there! I, Susan Vernicek, dabbled on that pathetic path. The key is to catch yourself FAST, and adjust your attitude.
Just recently, I was a hot mess and moody. I was bloated, tired, less rich, and negative from the last day of my vacation in Reno, NV. Of course vacation was awesome, but I needed a vacation from that vacation! My boyfriend and I drank seven days in a row, gambled our money away, and gave (well, I gave) more money to Southwest Airlines. Why to the airlines? Well, Miss Blonde here, yes me, didn’t review our tickets close enough and our flight back was scheduled for March 8th, not February 8th, which was the day I thought I booked. After I sat there eyes wide open, jaw-dropping silence, I purchased new tickets. A solid $400 + later, we had booked the LAST two seats on that plane. Honestly, I was so angry with myself. It ruined our last night on vacation. I couldn’t control my emotions because I work so hard and that $400 bucks is a lot of money.
That's not all…
Earlier that day, our last day in Reno, we went snowboarding. We went a few days earlier on NorthStar mountain, and it was amazing! The second mountain, Mt. Rose, was a nightmare (for me). I got my butt kicked with the wind and couldn’t make it down any of the slopes without falling. I hit my head, chin, elbows, and the mountain was so steep that when I fell, I continued to slide down the mountain. The mountain actually closed because of the horrible winds. I fell at least 10 times, and couldn’t hold my own. I was such a sore loser and a brat to be around, quite frankly. I was complaining the entire time and ruining my boyfriend's day. I’m disappointed in myself for the attitude, but I'm aware of it and that is the important part.
So, why the heck am I sharing this with you? Well, my boyfriend saved my attitude because he threatened to leave me on the mountain with the winds. He was honest with me and told me that I needed to stop complaining and find the positive in the situations. He said, “first, we are on vacation, two, we are spending time together experiencing life and out on this amazing mountain, and three, at least Southwest doesn’t charge a change-in-flight fee, which could have been another $200." So, I snapped out of it!
Here's a tip for you, if you are feeling down, take a first, small step and think of a positive right away. It’s easy to get down from time to time and it’s normal. Just nip it in the bud before it gets out of hand. Be positive.
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