Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Bad Days Breed Better Tomorrows

It starts:  I hear the alarm, but I don't really "hear" the alarm.  The song has weaved its way into my dreams and I wake up in a panic, now 10 minutes behind sched... DARN IT! 

I get up in a rush and accidentally knock over my water all over my phone. UUGGHHH.

I try to regain control on this day but so far, not so good. I am able to get ready and sneak out of the house without the boys waking up, so that is the only plus so far.

There is an accident on the freeway and I arrive at work running late and am frazzled putting the finishing touches on the day.  I power through the first half of the day only to realize that I have forgotten my lunch. Did I transport into Alexander's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day?! I think I just might have!

By the time I get home after meetings, I am beat. Nothing went my way today and while the bright side is getting home to my smiley/cuddly little boys, I know as soon as I walk in the door I am clocking in to my real job...motherhood.

I don't want to make dinner, I don't want to put in laundry. I don't want to clean up. I don't want to do anything by kiss my kids and go to bed.  Isn't that the best plan for a bad day? Just go to sleep and make it end already?  I think so. 

Why you ask?  Well, because bad days can only breed better tomorrows.

Despite my best efforts to find the positives in each moment of each day, sometimes the snowball of crap is just too much. But at least there is always a light at the end of the bad day tunnel. The next morning, that dark cloud will be replaced with sunshine, I choose it.  Everyone has days where all we want to do is crawl under our beds and cry. They suck. But never forget tomorrow is a new day.

When those days hit, do whatever you can to get through. Take some time to yourself, order take out, meditate, head to bed early, cry in the shower...whatever you need, do it.  As you drift to sleep at the end of the night find all the good in your life and reset your mind for a refreshing day ahead. Keep Thriving and Strive to keep those bad days to a minimum!

Strive to thrive, 

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  1. Absolutely love this post. Thanks for the reminder that everyone goes through these feelings and they are completely normal. The only thing we can control is our attitude. Keep the daily inspirations coming!

    1. Ashley,

      We are so glad you like the post and are glad you realize that you are totally in control of that 'tude & mood!

      Strive to thrive,


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