What’s up world? Its your boy Peekay!!! I get so many questions about how can you be happy during stressful times!!! Well I am happy to say that happiness can be anywhere. You just have to slow down to notice it! Whether it be a smile from a stranger or friend, someone offering you a cookie, a compliment, to an opportunity to be something awesome there is kindness everywhere!!! This year, I learned to even more happy by creating a peace of mind! That way I am not fazed by my surroundings and do not let negatives get to me. Also every night before I go to bed, I have me time where I just reflect on the day, meditate, and drink tea. Tea helps me calm down and reflect upon my surroundings!!! I calm down and then I sleep peacefully. Upon getting up, I do not rush myself!! I slowly wake up and meditate and slowly get my goals ready. I sit in silence and listen to calm music! Also I send compliments to random folks during the day. Then my mind is already in my positive mood! Then I proceed to get my work done with passion! I plan my day by spending most of day out of the house so I separate my work and relax modes! I allow study breaks and between classes I study elsewhere with no distractions and minimize interactions with folks so I can focus and just get work done. I catch my friends after class and I work when I am most awake!
I have noticed that the best way to enjoy chasing your dreams and class is to find intrinsic motivation!! For example in my Analysis class, I decided to enjoy finding proofs and ultimately connect interviews with different referees. Also learning about school, I decided to connect it to my blog, because I love learning and connecting it to real life. I am on a mission to make the most out of all my opportunities and expand my happiness. While connecting annoying concepts to things I like, I am motivated to do better! Later on, I have a feeling I will kick some ass on the exam, just like my Ravens did to the Steelers on TNF MOTHERFUCKAS!!! Then I blog and am motivated to learn more and connect that shit forward!!! Also when I take study breaks, I jog with upbeat music with country music. Or when I am in the Goodpaster Dungeon Computer Lab, I blast music and have a dance party down there! Also I play uplifting videos. For those frequent readers, I stream the Tony Corrente “Back in the Saddle Video”. As you may or may not know, Tony found cancer after coughing of blood from taking pain killing after breaking up the Ravens-Steelers fight in Baltimore!!! He caught it just in time and overcame chemo to return to officiating and support! Tony glad you’re still officiating my friend and can’t wait to catch you on MNF when my Redskins have a showdown in Big D against the Cowboys! Hope to see you officiating in Baltimore this year! Keep being you!! Stories like Tony’s only encourage me to work even harder and step up my game! Also I feel how lucky I am to chase my dreams!!! I study in blocks of hours and then enjoy the process! That way, I worry less about my grades and I enjoy the process and the grades just come! I focus on learning and feel a rush and want to keep learning.
Also every evening, I usually finish my work at about 8 or 9. Then I go back to my room and relax! I meditate, drink tea, read inspiring materials, reflect on my day, and just go to bed at a reasonable time. Tea helps me calm down and reflect and think positively! Or I talk with my friends and we let tension loose! I feel relaxed and send compliments to folks on FB or by e-mail! I e-mailed a few refs just to show my appreciation and most responded with thank you Peekay and a few nice notes! That cheers others up and only enhances my happiness! Happiness is contagious folks, let’s keep spreading it!
OK folks I’m out, keep being you!
Carpe Diem and YO YO YOLO
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