Dear Marc, when you’re stuck in an uncomfortable situation that you have to pull through, what do you do? I reach for the remote, which to many is known only as the most ancient of procrastination rituals. I beg to differ. I find strength through comedy. I charge watching the great epics of our generation. I'm not putting things off, I get ready.
I say this because it has helped me in time of need. There was the birth of our son. Don’t worry, I won’t go into details. I woke up, made coffee, told my boyfriend to get up and then we watched Anchorman, at 6 in the morning. Son Joel Burgundy was born a few hours later. Strength! Through Comedy!
Rewind a few years to another time in my life, when I was seeing someone who was sending me mixed signals. I knew we were heading for disaster, but before meeting eye to eye to speak out on the issue, I had to find strength. I made coffee and watched Fletch, at 6 in the morning. Strength! Through Comedy!
If you know you’re going to have a bad day, the least thing you can do for yourself is to make sure the day starts well. Then you have at least 4% good day out of the bad. Watch the movie twice, and you increase the good percentage to a whopping 8. After that I can’t help you, I suck at math.
What’s your own prescription to cure a shitty/challenging day?
And most importantly, what would Barbra do?