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Having a Bad Day?

We all have them … yup even me! You know what it is like … the car won’t start; you spill your coffee on your shirt on your way to a client appointment; a client is upset and rips a strip off you; the boss gives you grief because you are behind on your paperwork!

That kind of day! You wonder if you should have bothered getting out of bed!

Those are the days when you need to be extra nice to yourself. Here are some ideas:

– Remind yourself of your successes!
– Remember that EVERYONE has these days … don’t feel special in THAT way!
– Get organized. If you let all these “issues” build up they will feel overwhelming. Deal with things one at a time in an orderly fashion!
– Get some friends to be nice to you … bring you coffee, treat you like a friend. (You can reciprocate when they are down!)
– Let those around you know that you are having a tough day, just don’t whine, or expect special treatment … but maybe some will be nice.
– Treat yourself when you can … buy yourself a special coffee, have a nicer lunch than normal, have lunch with a friend if you can.
– Think only positive thoughts … don’t let the demons in!
– Collect favorite positive messages that you can bring out at times like these. Quotes, poems, stories that are uplifting.
– Remember those who are less fortunate so that you can put your own situation into perspective.
– Write down all the positive things you can think of in your life … healthy, relationships that are good, nice car, nice clothes … whatever is good for you.

Most important of all … do not feel sorry for yourself! Come in the next day feeling GREAT, people don’t want to have to “baby” their colleagues TOO long!


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2 thoughts on “Having a Bad Day?

  1. Great entry Kevin,

    Most people think that they have to get “motivated” in order to snap out of a bad day. In fact the opposite is true. We get motivated by taking action, and you have given us some terrific, and practical action ideas!

    Cheers Colleen
    http://www.colleenfrancisblog.com

  2. Great entry Kevin,

    Most people think that they have to get “motivated” in order to snap out of a bad day. In fact the opposite is true. We get motivated by taking action, and you have given us some terrific, and practical action ideas!

    Cheers Colleen
    http://www.colleenfrancisblog.com

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