Every now and then everyone has a bad day. You spill the coffee, trip up the stairs, late for work or just wake up feeling not so perky. Did you have an argument with your significant other? Feeling like your relationship is doomed? You can lay in bed and say to yourself, “oh man, I do NOT want to get up today..” or you can tell yourself that no matter what you are feeling at the moment, you WILL go out and make it a good day. Don’t let yourself succumb to the overwhelming feeling of depression or sadness. If you actively seek out a positive way to approach your bad day, then most likely you will have a much better day than you anticipated.
I have a few personal tips that I use to get me through a bad day. First of all before I even let my feet hit the floor, I give thanks to three things in my life that I’m truly thankful for. It can be as simple as saying, “Thank you God or the universe for waking me up today.” Then as each foot hits the floor I say, “thank….you”! Simply putting one foot in front of the other and thinking those positive thoughts will get you motivated. The more positive energy you give out, the more positive energy you will receive. If you look around and really take notice, those people who insist on wallowing in self pity, feeling chronically doomed are the ones who forget to give thanks and think positive. Remember to have some introspection. Take a good, long look at yourself and ask yourself this question, “would I want to hang around me all day today?” If the honest answer is no, then you have the power to change it!
Life is short. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow is never promised to anyone. Today is all we truly have to count on. Today is when things need to happen. Don’t put off saying or doing things that may make a positive change in your life or in touching someone else’s life. Start each day with positive affirmation. Keep an open mind and an open heart. Eventually you will see a difference in not only your own life, but in the lives of people around you. If you are in a relationship or married, watch as your significant other starts to also have a more positive approach to life. If by chance they don’t get the hint, then at least “you” are making a positive change for yourself. Don’t think about the positive change, BE the positive change. Life doesn’t have to be lived half empty, look and make your life half full. You do have the power.