Happy Monday! Grab your coffee, tea, or wine and let’s get started! Today, I am drinking a hot matcha latte from Starbucks. I usually make this at home, but today is one of those “Bad Days.” Speaking of “Bad Days,” that is today’s topic. I put quotations around “Bad Days” because I don’t like to think about it as a whole day. Bad things come and go, but it is about your reaction to it. Let it happen, and let the moment pass.
However, I have had those days where everything seems to go wrong. If trying to change your mindset does not work, then it is time to focus on yourself. I know we all have busy lives. How can you focus on yourself when you have to go to work, take care of the kids, cut the grass, clean the house, finish this, finish that… Well, we go back to the “moment” idea. Rather than getting frustrated for some time, take a moment and do some breathing exercises. Look at the situation and think about all the possible outcomes. Although that moment was bad, what can you do to fix the error or issue and move forward? Take a brief moment to analyze the situation and see how it can improve.
We all know throughout the day, when you think everything is starting to go right, something will come around and remind you of it. What do you do when that happens? You take another moment to analyze the situation and maybe even get yourself a treat. If you have been craving that latte from across the street and have some time to get it, then treat yourself.
I used to notice that I was having not only bad days but bad weeks. Something would happen in a moment, and I wouldn’t have time to fix it or give it the moment it needed. So instead of releasing the negative energy at the moment, I would continue carrying it around me. More would get added to it and more and More, and MOre, andMORe, and MORE until I would be going crazy. My entire week would be ruined, and I would lose more focus and more energy than I would have if I just took those few moments right away.
Over time, the more I analyzed my “Bad Days,” the better I knew how to handle it. My bad day has gone from entire weeks to the slightest moments. Most of the time, they don’t even exist because even at the moment, I understand that it was just one thing that I need to expect. However, always remember to drink your water, get the right amount of sleep for you, eat the best you can (but still have treats), and get some exercise because that will change your day. Believe in yourself. Have a wonderful week.
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