11 Thoughts to Improve a Bad Day
The Bad Day Challenge:
- Set a reminder for every hour
- Choose 1 of the following to read
- Focus on that statement while you work
- When the reminder goes off, repeat steps 2-3
- The right attitude is the one thing you need right now.– What you focus on changes everything. Don’t look back when you know you shouldn’t. Don’t worry about what you can’t control. Don’t stress over unimportant things. Be positive. Your attitude directly determines how well you live your life. You simply cannot live a positive life with a negative attitude. Confront your negativity and turn the mental blocks into building blocks.
- You can’t be truly happy unless you’re unhappy sometimes too. – If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. Feelings, good and bad, always come and go. The trick is to be grateful when your mood is high and graceful when it is low.
- You still have many blessings that you can make count.– Yes, always count your blessings, but don’t forget to make your blessings count too. There’s no good reason why you must settle for anything less than the very best life has to offer. Start now by sincerely appreciating the things you have and making the most of them. Happiness and success in life are not the byproducts of limitless resources; Happiness and success stem from stretching the limits of the available resources.
- You can learn something important from any situation if you want to.– Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you. Take everything as a lesson learned. You are the books you read, the films you watch, the people you meet, the dreams you have, and the conversations you engage in. You are a combination of what you take from these. You are the sound of thunder, the breath of fresh air, the brightest light and the darkest corner. You embody every experience you have had in your life. You are every single day, even the bad ones. So drown yourself in a sea of knowledge. Let the experiences run through your veins, and let the lessons grow your mind.
- You are not a victim.– You have an interesting life and it is magnificent, even during the toughest times. Keep this in mind and live accordingly. You are in control of your thoughts. As long as you think that the cause of your problem is “out there” somewhere, you will forever be in the victim role. Don’t do this to yourself. Be a hero, not a victim.
- The best way to move forward is one tiny step at a time.– You can’t lift 1,000 pounds all at once. But you can easily lift one pound 1,000 times. In repetition, your little actions have great power.
- What others think about your situation is not important right now.– If you really want to be happy again, then stop being afraid of being yourself, and stop thinking about what others think of you every second.
- It’s OK to give yourself some space to breathe and regroup.– Sometimes a short break is the best step. Sometimes you need to pause so you can move forward – you need to turn away from something for a while so you can see why you fell in love in the first place.
- There’s no shame in starting over again, and changing things up.– When things aren’t adding up in your life, it’s time to start subtracting (i.e. habits, routines, and circumstances) what is holding you back. Know what is truly important to you and why. Then act on it with all your might.
- A little extra effort always pays off in the end.– Even when things aren’t going your way, don’t slack off. Never skimp on that extra effort, that additional few minutes, that soft word of praise or thanks. It doesn’t matter what others think; it is of prime importance, however, what you think about you. Doing your best should always be your trademark quality. Never neglect the little things.
- Be a little kinder to yourself. – Yes, be extra kind to yourself today. Accept who you are and revel in it. Treat yourself with love and respect. The better you feel about YOU, the more value you can create for your world. If you can’t do a lot for yourself right now, do a little.