I can't tell you how many times I've heard people mutter those words (or muttered them myself). Traffic is backed up, you spill your coffee before you even get a sip, the kids are driving you crazy, the kitchen faucet is dripping, your boss is in a bad mood, and the car is making that funny noise again. I'm just having a bad day!
While there aren't many days when ALL of those things happen at once (thankfully), you and I both know that any one of those challenges can test our temperament, pollute our perspective, or hijack our joy. Far too often, we write it off as a "bad day" and give it up until tomorrow. Tomorrow will be better, we hope, while subconsciously waving the white flag of surrender on today. But the problem with "bad days" is they tend to pile up-- have you noticed that? A bad day becomes a bad week. A bad week becomes a bad month. And before you know it, a bad month becomes a bad year. Many of us spend the last week of every December saying the exact same thing: "I can't wait until this year is over!"
Well, if you can relate to that, if you've ever given up on today, waiting for tomorrow, I am writing this post for you. You see, I don't believe for one moment that you have to go through life held hostage by your circumstances. It doesn't matter what happens around you, if you have faith, have a purpose, and create positivity around you, you have it all within you. Peace, joy, strength, patience... it's all yours. Your hope and happiness is not dependent on the world. Sure, there are going to be tough days when things don't go as planned. We all know what it's like to deal with difficulties over the course of the day. Sometimes it's minor (the interview goes poorly, the baby is teething, you cut yourself shaving), and sometimes it's major (you get laid off from work, the doctor orders a CT scan, your marriage is in trouble). But whatever challenges each day brings, you don't have to let those challenges determine your outlook on life. There are things you can do to make your day better!
Sunny or raining, good report or bad, surrounded by friends or standing alone, on top of the mountain or down in the valley-- you can enjoy every day of this life which is a gift. It's not about what happens AROUND you... it's about what is happening IN YOU! Your decision on how to react to a circumstance is much more important than the circumstance itself. I am thrilled to tell you that you don't have to just settle for a bad day; there are many things you can choose to do that will make your day better! I don't like the feeling of being helpless, and I doubt that you do either; therefore, understanding that I have choices available that can make my day better is very encouraging to me, and I hope it will also be encouraging to you.
I've noticed that most people don't even realize they are living lives far short of what is yet to come. They've settled for "good enough" and "oh well, it could be worse," not realizing that the best has yet to come. Is that you? Is it possible that you've set up camp in the land of "trying to make it through the day." when in fact you should be moving into the land of "truly enjoying each day"? If you are not sure, let me pose a few questions that might help you.
Is your happiness each day determined by outside factors: How coworkers treat you? What kind of mood your spouse is in? Unforeseen challenges or obstacles that appear? Or even the weather?
Do you sometimes feel like you're on an emotional roller coaster-- delighted one day but discouraged the next? Do you ever dread the day or week ahead, wondering what might go wrong? Is your life-- marriage, career, family, relationships-- semi-good, but you would like it to be much better?
Do you sometimes feel jealous of the life someone else has? Have you settled far short of reaching your original goal?
If you answered yes to even one of those questions, I'm so glad you are reading this post for two reasons: 1) I know how frustrating those feelings can be (trust me I've bee there) and 2) I know how freeing it can be when you learn how to maximize each day and enjoy all of this life's best. And that's what I believe God/Universe is going to do for you!
Everyday is a new chance to enjoy the unique, wonderful, destiny-filled life you have in your hands and in your power. One of my many passions is to help you learn how to live your best life. That is what this website is all about and with that, I also have the ability to become your life coach should you need help with gaining clarity, gaining motivation and encouragement to living your best life possible!
So if you are ready to experience a new level of joy, contentment, and excitement about your life, get ready! I am sure I can help you get to where you'd like to be in life and when you are done with our time together, I believe you are going to have the tools you need to make every single day of your life better. And instead of muttering, "I'm just having a bad day," you'll be shouting, "I'm having another great day with me, myself and I."