Positivity By Force

💬 Highlights:

  • Positivity is a learned skill, but it has become my new default.
  • It takes a lot of energy to be positive.
  • Often tools are required to be optimistic in situations not ideal.

Part of my pursuit of removing pretentiousness and bloat from my own writing. Sometimes simple messages are best told simply.

“Positivity By Force”

Volume 2, Number 3

I am an optimist, but I was not born one. I am positive by default, but it is a learned skill. I do it because I feel it increases the quality of life of myself and those around me. The funny thing about positivity — it doesn’t come as easily as negativity. Like how it takes more effort to smile than to frown, it seems reasonable to set my default state of being to within a standard deviation of neutral. The day determines if I fall to the left or right of that baseline — a slight push towards negative or positive is determined by the weather, the daily commute, or the current level of caffeine consumption. That type of life does not work for me, however. I want to be more than the sum of my reactions.

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Yes, You can be a Morning Person!

Today, Monday, March 12, 2018, is the most dreadful of days.

pexels-photo-723675.jpegMost of us in America are forced to endure a lousy invention called Daylight Savings Time. It kicks off in the spring, where you have to turn clocks forward an hour, and lasts until fall, where you set the clocks back to their normal time. It’s just as horrible as it sounds because it completely screws up everyone’s sleep schedule. Millions of dollars of productivity are lost on the Monday after DST begins.

So what better day to talk about being a morning person than today? Answer: all of them. I’ve gone ahead and pre-ordered my Venti Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew from Starbucks. Continue reading “Yes, You can be a Morning Person!”