What’s up world? Its your boy Peekay. Welcome aboard the Positive Express, a direct route to inspiration and chasing your dreams!!! Well I am so glad that its Friday and I am just thinking about more ways to be positive, while hanging out with my friends. Yes it is that time of year again, when all the finals come barreling on you and you think that you are imploding under stress. But I am happy to tell you that some stress will be fine and since academic stress comes and goes, you will be fine. I am here to tell you how to remain positive and tell you how to better yourself. Take each experience as a chance to learn and also remain positive. Remember what matters is how you are positive. For example, the San Diego Chargers overcame a 5-7 record by winning their final 4 games including at Denver, to make the playoffs as the 6th and final seed. Also recently, I pulled my psychology grade up by getting a 94% on the second test, after getting a 68% on the first test, a 26% improvement. This all happened, because we stayed calm and assessed the situation. The diseases that come with stress such as heart disease is because the people do not know how to react to stress.
Well here is a crash course about not letting stress defining you. I read in psychology recently, that childhood or the past do not necessarily correlate with the future. So what happened in the past does not define your future. So if something disappointing happens in the past, you can better yourself and leave it in the dust, just like Ray Rice did with that 83 yard opening play rushing touchdown in New England in the Wild Card round where we wrecked the Patriots 33 to 14. Ray Rice 40, 50 he could, 40, 30, Merriweather trying to cut him off, he won’t get their, he might, go all the way, 10, 5 TOUCHDOWN BALTIMORE!!! NO FLAGS ON THE PLAY!!!! First you need to calm things down in order to improve. First do something fun. When I have a bad day, I come and watch Full House, jog, or play video games. Or for a bad week, I order Chinese food, and chill at my friends’ place. Then I come back all calm and happy and assess the situation and remove the bullshit from my life. For example, with my psychology test I did not do well on, I came up with a plan and discussed the professor about the test and found a more efficient way, while making the studying fun. Just because you messed something up, doesn’t mean that you need to spend significantly more time. It is no use to spend more time if the method doesn’t work. So I studied just as much, but I used deeper processing or connecting with the meaning and studied more upfront, after I learned it, so relearning it prior to the exam takes a lot less time. Then I blogged about the concepts, as connecting them to my life, makes the studying fun. Not everything has to be a chore. Another major thing about life, enjoying the process. Then I got a 94% on the second test and I discussed more ways to improve my grade. If I ace the next test, the first test is like the one interception that was overcame with 5 TDs, just like Drew Brees a bit slow starting off and then he gets going. Who dat? The journey isn’t over yet. So don’t settle, enjoy the process.
Another major concept is do not hold on to the past. As my former high school librarian Mrs. Laurie Bourdeaux said “We should allow ourselves the flexibility to grow and change and to learn that letting go doesn’t have to be sad and unfortunate, but a wonderful opportunity to embrace what’s coming for us next.” I agree, because while it happened, there are better things in the world. Also moving on allows us to continue on our journey of life and chasing my dreams. Mrs. Bourdeaux remember my southern accent in the library? YEEHAW GIDDY UP HORSEY, on the path of life. Say FUCK NO to pressure and be true to yourself. It is much better and it is healthy to acknowledge the problem and then build off of that to do better. You will feel better and reduce stress in the future. We always remember the journeys that zigzag like the jet stream during a La Niña weather pattern. Just like my Ravens who zigzag in the 2012 season, with our injuries, and tragedies and who brought the Lombardi Trophy back to Baltimore. Also like my Ravens and Vikings had 6 lead changes in the last 125 seconds, which Baltimore ultimately prevailed and emerged victorious 29 to 26.
Keep chasing your dreams and enjoy the journey. Keep being awesome. On that note, you all rock. Its your choice, you can either live in the cage of your past or march and better yourself. There is so many great things in life to let shit get in the way. I cannot reiterate how much it pisses me off, how people live in the past. Life has moved on!!!! On that note, have a great weekend.
Carpe Diem and YO YO YOLO
Meteorologist Peekay Than