Have you ever had just one of those days? Ya know, just a bad day.
Where your dog eats your favorite shoes, then you drop your phone and the screen cracks, then there’s a traffic jam so you were late to work, then people are mad at you because you’re late to work, then you spill coffee on your new top, then you stub your toe and so on and so forth.
You’re not having a string of bad luck; the universe does not hate you. You don’t have bad weeks because the world has something against you.
Let’s look at that day I just talked about… the dog didn’t know any better and then you were probably all flustered scolding him that you dropped your phone, and then you left for work late and encountered a traffic jam causing you to be late, and then people are mad because you’re late and let’s face it… we can’t control how other people feel. Then you try to down some coffee because you think it might perk you up a bit and in the speed chugging of coffee, you spill… do you see where I am going here?
The universe does not owe you anything just for being here.
Yes, the universe has your back and you can manifest everything you ever want; but you have to put in the action to get it.
You can’t just make a vision board and then sit in front of it and expect to start traveling the world tomorrow. You have to do the work to get to the life you want.
So why are you having a bad day?
Have you ever thought that you might be making a bad day? What are your thoughts telling you that day? Is it really a bad day or just a bad five minutes that you’re milking all day?
We create our own problems, and honestly a lot of us like to be the victim, even if we don’t want to admit it. We play the victim for many different payouts; we want sympathy, we want protection from past outcomes happening again, we want pity, we want attention, we want what we don’t have. So we get to create a problem for ourselves and dwell on it for all of these reasons.
Our mind isn’t wired to create problems, problems come from when our mind sits with something from the past for too long. Our mind knows what to do when there is serious danger, we go into fight or flight mode and that is why in so many near death experiences you hear about people who can suddenly lift a car off of someone or hold their breath for 15 minutes. They’re not superheroes, they are just trying to survive.
How we can fix it
So next time you are having a bad day, week, or month listen to your thoughts, are you really just barely surviving? Or is this something that you have the power to transform, the answer is yes. Here are three practical tips for changing your bad day around:
1. Have a rest!
Maybe you just need a 30 minute power nap to reboot. Or maybe you just need to start over, climb back in bed, have a deep breath and try again. If you’re at work, try and find a quiet spot to have a few deep breaths and recharge. Calm your mind down to calm your mindset. But really use this time of rest for some peace, don’t fill your mind with everything that’s gone wrong, just be present.
2. Ground yourself with gratitude
There’s nothing quite like thinking of everything that we have and are grateful for. What could make you happier than gratitude?! And simply putting gratitude into your day can quickly transform it to a positive one. Slow down and think of just 3 things that you are grateful for right in that moment.
3. Call on someone you love
Call someone you love next time you’re having a bad day. And just talk. Not about your day, not about how nothing is going right. Talk, catch up, tell them about something exciting that is coming up. Vibing with someone you love will absolutely make you feel more positive all around. And who knows… maybe they needed your call just as much that day.
So, I’ll simply close with this…