The other day was a tough one at work, I was fried by lunchtime. What I really needed to do was get out of the office and relax, spend some quiet time just breathing deeply and having a great lunch. So, for a minute or two I sat there and thought about where I was going to go and what sounded good to eat…when lo and behold, who should stick their head into my cubicle but my former ‘beforeP10’ self…someone I hadn’t talked to in a while.
Old self: “So, having a bad day? You know what would be awesome! How about a grilled pastrami and cheddar sandwich and onion rings with ranch and maybe a chocolate shake…that would be sooooo good and you deserve it!”
Old self: “Oh but we could just go where no one would even know, and just for once, indulge and really let yourself enjoy it! You deserve it!”
P10 self: “Wait…what? I deserve to be upset, nauseous and gassy? Whose side are you on anyway?”
Old self: “No, I just mean..the food, the pastrami, the cheese, the fried onion rings…it’s just so…goooood…and you’ve been working hard and stressing a bit so you really really deserve it!”
P10 self: “You know, I USED to think that way…but now I realize that I DESERVE BETTER!! Look at me! Healthier, happier, more relaxed and looking and feeling great – THAT’S what I deserve! That’s what feels good – and that’s what’s awesome! I think you’d better leave now ‘cause I'ma slap you upside the head in a minute!”
Old self: “Well, excuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me! So sorry! That used to be your cure-all for a crappy day and I thought you’d like to indulge yourself a little…I know when I’m not wanted!”