Have you ever had a bad day and decided to throw in the towel?
A few years back I picked up our local newspaper. As I scanned the obituaries I immediately recognized the photo of my father. The step-monster did not reach out and let me know my father had passed away nor did she include myself in the obituary. My children were excluded as well – my dad’s only biological grandchildren.
That, my friend was a bad day. I wanted to throw in the towel.
A bad day can make you feel like giving up and waiting for tomorrow to come.
Here’s the good news. A bad day can be saved.
You really don’t get that many days over the course of a lifetime, so make the most of each day.
With some effort and a little mental toughness, a bad day can be turned into a good day.
Bad days will happen, but you don’t have to give up and pray for tomorrow to arrive. You can turn your bad day around and have a great day.
Learning about the death of my father in the newspaper was hurtful and set the tone for a bad day. I allowed myself a few moments to be angry (really angry) at the step-monster and then I gave myself permission to grieve. Did my day get better? It did..after I let go of the resentment and the anger toward the step-monster.
If your day is off to a bad start, be determined to still get as much from that day as you can. This is a valuable skill for anyone to master. Clear your head, relax, and make a plan for the rest of your day. You got this!
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Loretta Holmes is the owner of Bella Coaching Services and is on a mission to help families manage their anxiety and create happiness. She does this while imperfectly parenting two goofy golden doodles, and occasionally hanging out on Facebook. Download her free Cheat Sheet: Top 10 Anxiety Busters To Boost Your Self Confidence and reduce your anxiety today.