If I asked you about your worst days of life, I’m sure you could name a few. Even the happiest people have bad days.
What can make the difference is how a bad day affects you. A bad day can be a bump in the road, a change in path, or a life-altering event. A bad day can either ruin you or make you stronger.
The first step in recovering from a bad day is to tend to your emotions. Depending on what went wrong, you’re feeling disappointed, discouraged, defeated, or all the above. You may feel like your luck is not in your favor or that that can’t seem to get it right. You must address these feelings right away.
Negative thoughts like this could easily send someone into a depression. Your ideas have a way of changing your perspective and reality. The more you proclaim it, the more it becomes real.
To combat negative thoughts, you must transform them into positive motivation. The easiest way to practice this is by reversing the negative thoughts to turn them into positive ones. Instead of telling yourself you can’t, start telling yourself that you can.
How you speak to yourself has a direct relation to your emotions, and the way you look at things. By merely taking control of that voice, you are gaining control of a situation that may seem like it’s out of your hands. No matter how much you try to get things right, there always be mishaps and mistakes. If you never fall, you’ll never learn how to get back up.
Take it easy on yourself. Talk to yourself like you would talk to a small child that fell and scraped their knee. You are going to have some fantastic days, and then you will have some of the most terrible days you can imagine. Love yourself for still getting up and living regardless.