“Always be grateful for what you have, you never know what could happen next.” - Unknown
As I write this newsletter I am sick and have not been able to do my usual 4 AM morning routine for the entire week. Feels bad. Every single time I get sick I remember something that I always manage to forget on a day-to-day basis. Not being sick is AMAZING.
Especially from the perspective of a productivity enthusiast, I am absolutely distraught when I don’t have the ability to record a video at the drop of a hat or wake up early to grind out some extra work. It’s so frustrating to not have the ability to be as productive as I want that when I get sick I’m grateful for being healthy more than ever.
When I’m sick my mind, body, and overall drive are extremely diminished and it makes me feel like a completely different person. At any moment there is something positive you could be overlooking based on the fact that it is just a part of your baseline.
Do you always have food on the table? Is your work laptop fast and do you work completely remote? Do you have a boss that’s absolutely amazing? These kinds of things make you feel grateful if you get more objective about it.
I’ll ask you to do one simple thing for me to make a sick young man feel better. List out 5 baselines in your life that are awesome that you overlook and say how grateful you are for them. It’s not a bad thing to overlook these things but the power of gratitude should not be thrown to the wayside either. Be grateful that you have positive things in your life as there is no better privilege medicine than a healthy dose of sickness hitting you right in the face.
Have an awesome week!
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