On Staying Positive

2020 has made it hard to do a lot of things. I think staying positive has been chief among those that have proven difficult for me and I’d assume that a lot of you have struggled as well. There’s just been so much that has been taken away or shifted from our routine that it is easy to get bogged down by the boredom, monotony, negativity, pessimism, and oh, did I mention anxiety that life has thrown at us this year.

That said, it’s also given us a lot of goodness too and I think we need to keep that in perspective. Yes, things aren’t all rosy, and they may not be for a bit but, I’ve had and I’d assume you have as well, more time with my family than I’ve had in a long time. My kids aren’t getting any smaller and there’s going to be a day approaching soon where I’m not very cool to hang out with so the fact that we’re doing so much together, it’s a blessing.

Admittedly, I’ve not been good with my fitness throughout this time. I have to get back into a routine and a rhythm which I’ve been just terrible at this year but here’s my perspetive….2021 gets to be a massive comeback story and I’m excited about it. And being excited about something is a blessing too.

SO with that, here’s a couple of things that will help you keep your chin up and give you a boost if you’re needing it:

The Positive Side Podcast is a pretty cool bit of listening goodness and it’s exactly what it sounds like. It is run by Jeremy Todd, who actually went to my grade school and was the older brother of a friend of mine. Again, it’s great. Check it out. If you need to know anything about it, check out the picture I’ve included today. I borrowed it for this post. I feel like we all should follow this mantra. Don’t wait for the light at the end of the tunnel to arrive…be a lot for others! Especially yourself!

Ted Lasso – This might sound weird to include an Apple TV show on there but I just finished watching this and it really got me. There’s definitely an English Soccer fan, not suitable language for the kiddies, aspect to the show so this is only for the adults, but the main character, Ted Lasso, played by Jason Sudeikis of SNL Fame, is a genuinely and authentically good person. The cool thing about it is that a lot of characters, in shows like this, come across as weak and this is played as the exact opposite. He’s goofy but eternally and optimistically positive despite life throwing some challenges at him. It’ll put a smile on your face.

Have a great weekend everyone! Be on the lookout for another post come Monday!

Take Care,

Gabe

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