On Saturday I had one of the best nights of 2019. It was my work party and I stayed at the Hilton Lac-Leamy.
My room was luxury. My outfit was on point. Seeing my co-workers was so fun and I had the best sleep ever in a stunning hotel room.
On Sunday I took my time rolling out of bed. I enjoyed a shower in the most beautiful shower ever. I got myself all sorted and ready to leave, feeling on top of the world, and then my bus home was delayed... by an hour.
My legs were frozen, my happy feelings were gone, and when I finally got home all I could do was cry because I was literally so sore from my legs dethawing.
These unhappy feelings seemed to continue into my Monday. I was tired, irritable, and most of all - stressed.
I was prickly to my roommate, I felt I didn't bring a ton of energy to my clients, and all the talk in my head was intense and angry, only further reinforced by the freezing cold weather. Being outside on yet another frigid day after crying from the cold the day before just felt like mother nature was being cruel to ME.
Then I woke up this morning.
I did a mini workout in my living room. I had a very tasty cup of coffee. I practiced my presentation for my work's annual meeting today and then I walked outside and felt something funny.
Instead of resenting the weather like I did the day before, I embraced the sunshine, told myself it was a beautiful winter day, and felt the life rush back into me.
I don't know why I forget this every time I have a bad day, but 1 bad day isn't the end of the world.
I had thoughts of failure and defeat yesterday. I wanted to run away from everything I've established and start somewhere new.
Today I feel a sense of great pride. I am going to present something I really care about at the ANNUAL MEETING for my work. I have been invited into the inner circle and I have something that I feel so proud of.
I am proud of myself for working out this morning and not putting too much pressure on myself to make it the most epic workout ever. I moved. I sweat. I feel better now.
I think in the moment on a bad day it is so hard to remind yourself that this isn't the end of the world. If you can't do that, then just be open to the next day.
Be open to the inevitable possibility that tomorrow will be better.
That yesterday was just "one of those days" that helps us appreciate the really good days even more.
A bad day is not the end of the world :)
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