Friday, January 9, 2015
One thing I love about the Italians is that they enjoy their lives without anyone telling them that they have to. If their boss comes up to them and say they deserve a break for the day, Italians don’t have to be told that. Because they already know it. Some of these genes should be implanted to some of us here in America.
The thing about us has human beings is that we don’t give ourselves the opportunity to treat ourselves during times when it’s necessary. We never allow ourselves to give ourselves rewards for a long day of work. I’m not speaking about the people who does one simple assignment, and then lays back on the couch feeling accomplished. I’m talking about the people who actually do the effort to put many hours of work in, so that when they see their watch, they can’t believe how much time was killed.
By the time we realize that, it’s too late. We get burned out and spent the rest of our night eating takeout Chinese food, laying on the couch, and staring at the television screen. There are no plans to go out at the sports bar with friends, talk about how crazy your day was, or drowning your exhaustion away with tequila shots and buffalo wings. There are no last minutes thoughts of just strolling around the streets of SoHo at night, bragging about the weather, or a cute girl that just walked past you with your girlfriends. You missed the opportunity because you’re exhausted.
You shouldn’t do that anymore.
I, Roque Caston, am giving you permission to treat yourself and enjoy your life while you still can. If you worked hard one day and you are surprised that you survived the heavy work load, call your friends up and invite them out for drinks. Save yourself some money days prior to go to the movies during your day off. If you’ve been watching over diet for days now, treat yourself with a Philly Cheese stake at the nearby deli to celebrate your accomplishment.
Give yourself the opportunity to deserve a treat before it’s too late. If you know you deserve it, grab it.