Everyone has bad days. It’s a natural thing; life can’t always be sunshine and popping candy. The trick is not to let bad days absorb you and pull you down into a spiral of bad mood, bad attitude and – as a result – more bad days.
One of the purposes of my original blog (archived here) was to constantly remind myself of the good things in life; the simple things that happen every day to make you smile.1
Getting through bad days is all about finding that kernel of goodness, that moment of levity, that scrap of positivity and grabbing hold of it with both hands. It’s not always going to make your bad day go swimmingly, but by looking for the good in every bad day, though, you’re opening yourself up to the positive experiences, rather than closing yourself off: that road leads to wallowing.
Don’t sweat the bad days, just try to find the good that you can carry forward into tomorrow so you don’t let the day that’s gone before rule the next day, or the next, or the next.
Some other posts you might like:
- Getting life back on track: accentuate the positive
- Coffee with a mentor
- Fighting Through It: 5 Steps To Getting Back On Track
- How Looking Back Prevents Moving Forward
- The growth of SmileThroughIt
- hence the title: Smile Through It [↩]