I have many great and lousy days just like anybody else. Some days I want to stay in bed and be alone by myself. I miss that child in me who had no demands on her shoulders. I daydream about being a teenager again, sleeping late into the night and waking up at noon, clueless and full of youthful entitlements.
Thank God those days are far and between, and life demands and loving myself usually knock some sense back into me.
Adulting is unavoidable. Parenting is not for everyone. Marriage is not for the faint-hearted. Enjoy every season of your life; they go by so fast.
We mostly show our best face to the world. But we all know that no one is that happy all the time, right?
Whenever I’m having a horrible day, I don’t pretend that I’m full of the joy of the Lord. I don’t fight it; I let it be and ask what it’s here to teach me.
In the past, I would binge on unhealthy snacks, watch soul-crushing T.V shows to escape and not acknowledge my emotions. It only made things worse.
No one has control over life and awful days are a part of it. Work with what you have. It doesn’t matter who you are lousy days happen to all. Look within for answers.
4 Ways I get over Lousy days.
1. Daily Practice. Journaling helps me articulate my thoughts, clears my head and look inward.
Having a daily practice that works for you is like having a built-in support system. Your daily practice is always there within reach when others are not. I hope you already have a healthy daily routine that can pull you through.
2. Self Love. Loving myself means having my own back and showing up for me. I can’t expect to do for others what I’m not willing to do for myself.
I hope you find enough strength and encouragement from within to love yourself deeply through any circumstances. Loving yourself through all season of life keeps you calm, content, peaceful and sane in a messy world.
3. Count Your Blessings. I know I’m fabulously blessed. Lousy days are the best time to remember my top 3 blessings: A sound mind, good health, and a loving family.
Lousy days happen to everyone. Don’t let it sneak up on you. I hope you know your top 3 things that money cannot buy. Be proactive and ready to disarm the enemy’s lies.
4. Community. I surround myself with people who are caring and safe to be around.
Your life is too precious to surround yourself with people who are critical and judgmental. Find two people who are willing to do life with you, invest time in you and are willing to accept you just as you are. They will listen to you, speak life into you and wrap you up in love. Do it for your mental health.
What I know today: Lousy days are life’s subtle invitation to stillness and acceptance.
Over to you: How frequently do you have lousy days and how do you handle them?