Finding Cheer… or, how to have a bad day…..

You’re allowed to have a bad day – you really are.

I had one yesterday – it sucked. I didn’t fight with it, it was just what it was – bad. I allowed all of the emotions to just be what they were, felt every damn one of them – recognized them all. Took a great walk in the rain – yes, a bit chilly and wet, but I stumbled across this:

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There is was, a great paint job too! Right in front of my tears and anxiety, BAM! > Cheer up! It probably should have read “Cheer THE HELL Up!” But hey, no complaints.

Yes, I continued to have a few “bummer” moments but I got through it. I kept this photo with me for the day too, as a reminder.

Messages are everywhere – make sure to be mindful enough to pay attention to them.

How to have a bad day:

1. Allow and recognize your emotions and feelings – write them down if you have to. Need to cry? Cry.  Don’t fight or “try” to make it better – allow and recognize……..

2. Don’t dwell on the things that come from #1, just recognize and bring attention to your thoughts and feelings. No DWELLING. Breathe through each emotion (ie> “I’m upset with____. I’m breathing through_____”  or try “I’m breathing in peace and I am breathing out ____”)

3. Recognize the thoughts that are “bad” – are they true? do you KNOW they’re true? Again, no dwelling.

4. Get OUTSIDE. Pretend you’re the postman, “…’nor rain, ‘nor wind…” blah blah blah… GO. Even if it’s for 5 minutes – breathe in some of that amazing air from your pal, Mother Nature.

5. Do some yoga. Read a GOOD book. Call a friend or relative. Write in your journal. Doodle. Cook up something yummy. Shop (carefully!). Do something you love and make time for you.  No dwelling – just keep recognizing.

6. Become aware of your surroundings. Without trying, watch for messages – they can come in many forms….

Have a great bad day!

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6 thoughts on “Finding Cheer… or, how to have a bad day…..

  1. What a fab piece of synchro city, finding that art on the wall (and funny how some would consider it bad and graffiti and an eyesore)….you’re right too of course…sometimes we just need to have a good bad day, rather than trying to make it a good day….

    Glad I followed the web link you posted on the goddess circle…have followed your blog too…

    Love n laughter…:-)

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