Tequila Nights, Morning Shame?

Good Morning 🙂

Last night I got pretty drunk. Tequila Nights, Morning Shame?

Not “black out, don’t remember my name” drunk…Tequila Nights, Morning Shame?

But whereas I normally have 1-2 drinks and then stop…

I had several.😉

Now here’s the thing…

This was somewhat premeditated.

Laura and I went out to dinner at a nice steakhouse that’s near us…

After that, we played blackjack for about an hour…

And then my best friend, who lives in the same neighborhood in Vegas as we do, came over  to watch some of the San Diego Padres game with us.

I hadn’t seen my friend in several months…

So we ended up hanging out until around midnight…

And we had a few yummy shots of tequila along the way.
Tequila Nights, Morning Shame?

We had fun…

Yet when I woke up this morning at 6 am…

My first instinct was to beat myself up.

I thought:

“Nice job Stefan. Only 6 hours of sleep. You’re still half-drunk. You had stuff you wanted to get done today. Will you actually do any of that?”

And I found myself continuously thinking:

“I’m mad at myself, and I’m disappointed in myself.”

Not sure if you can relate?

But yeah, that was the self-talk…

And that’s when I had to flip the switch.

Because here’s the thing…

Why am I getting mad at myself, or punishing myself, for having a fun night?

I rarely drink excessively, so it’s not like this was some negative pattern or behavior…

It was a Saturday, it’s not a Monday…

And frankly, I don’t even feel that bad.

I’ll probably still get some work done this afternoon while my daughter is napping too…

So really, what is there to be upset about?

Tequila Nights, Morning Shame?So I guess the reason I’m sharing this…

Is because the ability to release yourself from guilt…

To give yourself permission to have fun…

And to be in a mindset where, if you do something a little stupid, you don’t sit around hating yourself for it…

Is pretty powerful.

Because what’s the alternative?

That I just spend all morning in self-loathing?

That I use a fun night as an excuse to be a grumpy jerk today?

What good comes of that?

So instead, I’m going for a three-mile walk around my neighborhood…

Then spend the whole morning playing with my daughter.

We’ll go swimming in the pool…

I may take her to breakfast with me…

And there’s a good chance we’ll end up at a playground too.

It’s going to be awesome…

Today is going to be a great day…

And the reason why is because I’m choosing to be happy…

Instead of letting my actions have some profound impact over me.

– SPG

 

P.S. I know, kind of a weird topic…

But like I always say…

Hey, this is my blog…

And I’m gonna write about whatever I feel like lol.

P.P.S. This post originally came from an email I sent to my private list. If you want to see more stuff like this from me, you can apply to join my list using this link.

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