Optimism

by cognitivelycomplex

This week has been shockingly good.

After a miserable week prior of self-reflection that really put a damper on my mood and my outlook on life in general, things have been on the up and up lately. My shoulder has healed to the point where I’m only experiencing minimal pain, and that pain is steadily decreasing as I get work in to strengthen it. At this point, I’ve been working through my usual routine, and it feels great. Maybe the endorphins are fueling my good spirits.

I’ve been on top of my game at work, hitting project deadlines and managing a number of employees with success that has garnered me some praise from my superiors. It’s a far cry from where I was two weeks ago, which was floating in a place of utter confusion, frustration, and overwhelming exhaustion.

But the biggest improvement has been the improved engagement with my friends. I made an effort to reach out to friends I haven’t seen in a long time, andĀ reinvigoratingĀ those relationships has been great. My girlfriend and I have made more of an effort to go out to dinner together, talk, and act like we’re really dating, even though we’ve been together for nearly five years. All of this over the course of just two weeks has really changed my attitude.

Will it last? Let’s hope so.

 

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