Mama, can I ask you a question? Does a bad day seem to take a hit on your perspective or derail your excitement for accomplishing new goals? Do your emotions get the best of you sometimes? If yes, then I would encourage you to read on. I am with you.
Spoiler Alert: There are Still Going to be Bad Days
I hope I didn’t just burst your super motivated, “Super Mama” bubble. However, if I did, don’t worry. If my personal expectations of myself today were a huge bubble gum bubble…I would be trying to peel it off my face right now. As a matter of fact, I have been on my game for
Some Lessons Learned About Making the Best of a Bad Day
But you know what? I have seen the beauty that comes from the process of progressive personal growth and the increase in mental grit when there is a
- Plan for it. You have to plan for days like this. It is going to happen. Prepare yourself and stay calm. It’s normal.
- Give yourself some grace. You are human. Perfection was not and is not “in the cards.” Breathe and rest in the fact that this will pass.
- Don’t stay here. Whatever you do, don’t start chalking up everything you’ve ever wanted to grow in as ‘failed’ because you’re having a tough day or moment. Keep your head up…tomorrow is a new day.
- Keep it in perspective. Remember that your goals and motivation are not determined by a bad day. This is just one day or moment in the big scheme of you rocking your goals…it doesn’t determine your overall accomplishment.
- Take a few minutes to exercise or be active. The endorphins released during exercise helps manage stress and send “happy signals” to your body. In addition, the added blood flow boosts your energy levels and transports more oxygen throughout your body.
- Find something purposeful that you can accomplish. For instance, something like unloading the dishwasher or taking a few minutes to walk through the house and put away random stuff. Whatever you decide on, I would recommend something simple, not time-consuming, and that provides visual progress. So that you can truly accomplish the task from start to finish.
Tomorrow is a NEW day
Moreover, take heart, my precious friend! Only you can make the decision to not take the bad day that you had today, with you into tomorrow. It is ok to have a rough day. We all do! Don’t let it keep you down, always get back up. Don’t let it linger too long. Also, continue to push to be the best you that you can be and to be who you were created to be. There is only one you. So maybe have a Netflix binge every now and then, eat that piece of candy from your secret stash, cry a little bit (or a lot)…but tomorrow is a new day. So with that in mind, remember to take care of yourself, Mama–from the inside out. I’m rooting for you!