On some days everything seems to just go wrong.
And sometimes it is not just days we’re talking about. But a week or months when
things feel tough and rough and you just want go home and give up.
I’ve had many such days and periods but over the years I have also become a lot
better at handling them and not letting them drag me down.
So today I’d like to share 3 things to remember when your whole day, week or
month(s) seems to go wrong.
I hope they’ll be as helpful for you as they have been for me.
1. There is a brand new day tomorrow.
Just because this day or the last week didn’t go well doesn’t mean that there is not
a brand new day tomorrow.
A day when you can start anew. With taking action to move towards what you
want, likely having a bit more luck and when it will be easier to see that this
difficult time is only temporary and not permanent (even if it might feel that way
2. I have handled tough situations in the past.
When you are standing in the middle of things going wrong then you might get a
bit panicky. And lose faith in yourself and your abilities.
Then look to the past for a bit of strength and confidence in what you can do.
Doing this helps me to feel like I am standing on firmer ground again. And
sometimes I can even find a solution I used for another challenge in the past that I
can reuse or readjust to get me out of this situation too.
3. What is going well in my life though?
It is very easy to get stuck in focusing on the negative things and so they drag you
further and further down into self-criticism and negativity.
But don’t forget that there are still things that are going well in your life. It may be
small things. Or things you often take for granted like a roof over your head, clean
water or three steady meals every day.
I find that zooming out in this way helps me a lot to snap out of destructive
thought patterns and to feel more level-headed again.
Have a week ahead!