Wow, yesterday was one of those bad days that sucked all of the energy out of me. Out of the 10 days that I have been writing this blog, it was by far far the worst day for me. I do not know what it was, but I was tired and irritated with anything and everything all day long. To top it off, I let all of the negatives in my life control me and I did not know how to escape. I felt as if all of the progress I had been making over the last month was going straight down the toilet. It was time to give myself a little reality check.
A thought process to help overcome a bad day
I sat myself down on the couch and just thought. I couldn’t believe that I actually thought that I was too good to not ever have a bad day. We are all going to have bad days in life, they are inevitable. The more I sat and thought to myself, the more I realized that my mood is not entirely based on the events that occur in my life. My mood is a reflection on how I perceive these moments and what I learn moving forward. This is what I needed to realize in order to grow as a person.
This morning I still managed to wake up in somewhat of a ticked off mood. I got dressed, went and brushed my teeth, and then I just stared in the mirror. As I looked deep into my own eyes, I simply told myself that today was going to be a better day. Just by telling myself this I was setting the tone for the day, and I was immediately in a better mood. It does not do me any good to carry emotions over from yesterday, or even from an hour ago. Honestly, I would not benefit from that at all. This is what we all need to realize in life.
I was listening to a podcast the other day Michael Singer called Free Yourself from Negative Thoughts. The podcast gives an example of our body being filled with thorns. Each time we are irritated or frustrated, one of those thorns pierces through us. What is going to happen when one thorn goes through? You are going to get more irritated and let other variables in life impact you. The more you are irritated, the more the thorns piece through. It is a ongoing battle that won’t stop until you make it stop. The best way to make it stop is by learning and appreciating the lesson instead of letting it destroy you.
Everyday, we all have a choice to make right when we cake up. We can either accept the past for what it was, or we can dwell on it and let it negatively impact our future. Now I do not know about you, but I would much rather learn from my past and live a happier life versus regretting it. I have lived in the past for far too long and it really does not benefit me at all. Those thorns that I was talking about earlier, they used to pierce me and constantly impact my life.
I am not saying that you are not going to have a bad day again, because you will. I am simply saying that you will live happier if you chose approach those irritations differently. Life is too short to sweat the little things, live in the moment and see beyond the bad days. Let your light shine and live the life that you were meant to live.
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