Happy Friday everyone, and cheers to the weekend! I don’t know about all of you, but this week was a little more stressful than most for me. I’ve felt spread thin, and haven’t really been present. I’ve taken it day by day, affirming the good to try to put the bad thoughts on the back burner, which can be hard to do when you feel like everything is going wrong.
I wasn’t planning on blogging today at all, but I felt like I needed to put this out today, so maybe someone else needed to hear it. So I’m sorry if this post seems a little flustered or scatterbrained.
I consider myself to be a pretty positive and optimistic person. I always try to see the cup as half full; I’m always searching for a silver lining. I think some people believe that being an optimist means you walk around smiling through thunderstorms. Or that you greet every bad situation with a positive quote turned iPhone wallpaper. But this is so not the case, at least when it comes to me.
Sometimes, I have really really really bad days. I’m talking why did I even get out of bed this morning, I wish I just slept through this type days. Sometimes I open my planner, or look at the million post-it note reminders I’ve left for myself and get so overwhelmed that I cry right in the middle of a library study session. Sometimes, I just need to shut myself out, take a nap, and regroup. These things happen, these things are real, and these things are totally normal.
Everyone has days where they would rather stay in bed than face the world. Those days are not what matters; it is all about the day after. Your response: to choose joy, or to allow fear and negativity to run your life. It’s one thing to have a bad day, or week, or even a bad month. We’ve all been there. Things happen, and we have human responses to them. But we can also decide not to stay in that funk; decide that you’re worth being happy and having joy!
So if you’re having a bad day, week, month, year or anything else, remember these things:
+ You’ve been sad before, and that didn’t last forever. You will feel joy again, you will be happy again.
+ The only thing you have complete control over is yourself.
+ Allow yourself to be.
+ Surround yourself with things that are going to make you better and take you higher. Don’t be afraid to make changes to your environment.
+ Changing your thoughts allows you to change your WORLD!
+ In the end, all is well. If all is not well, it isn’t the end.
Codi who blogs over at The Art of Balance wrote an amazing post that I’ve had bookmarked in my inspiration tab called Emergency Numbers for the Soul. I definitely recommend checking that post out if you need to find the light in the darkness.