It’s Friday. Why on earth would I have an entry entitled “Bad Days” on a Friday? Fridays are supposed to be good days, right?
Any day can be a bad day. A day where things just don’t seem to go right. A day where all the weight of the world is on your shoulders. Too many bills, too little money, frustration, depression, anger. Maybe a day, or several, where you just don’t feel good, you’re sick, you don’t want to get out of bed.
You read something depressing. Someone said something bad about you. Your kids hate you.
Everyone has bad days. I have bad days.
“You Dave?” “Aren’t you happy all the time?” “I would think you are always in a good mood, ready with a joke or a kind word to someone?”
Actually no, I have my share of bad days just like everyone else. Sometimes I wander around the house saying “Life sucks”, just like a lot of people.
I suppose the trick is to not let “bad days” turn into “bad weeks” or “bad months”.
You have to recognize what is causing the “bad day” and try and fix it. You may not even realize what the cause is, but by acting in a positive way, breaking inertia, and making an effort to accomplish something despite the “bad day”, you can break through and overcome the feelings that brought you down.
Other times, the “fix” comes by just acknowledging the “bad day”.
“yes I am having a bad day, I don’t have them often, and sometimes they’re just gonna happen, I can deal with it”
Sometimes that’s all it takes.
So if you are having a bad day, I just want you to know that you aren’t alone. Good people can have bad days, it’s not the end of the world, and “bad days” do end and bring brighter days, better days, good days.
Here’s hoping you have a good day.