Imagine it, you’re having a bad day, maybe you’re running late, spilled your coffee, and nothing is going right. No, this has nothing to do with today being Monday. It does have everything to do with turning a bad day around.
I know that none of us have to think too hard to imagine a bad day. We’ve all had one, and if you haven’t then please sign me up for a ticket to the planet you’re living on! Bad days are inevitable, but there are a couple of things you can do to help turn those bad days around.
The first thing you want to do is change your mindset. One bad thing isn’t that hard to overcome, but when they start piling onto each other, then you have a bona-fide bad day on your hands. Your mind is probably going to automatically start with the negative thinking. Change that! Don’t dwell on the bad. Take it in and move on. Your attitude makes a huge difference in how your day goes. If you let the bad pile on and bring you down, then its only going to feed on itself. Your day will probably end up getting worse. However, a little positive thinking on your part can help to drive those blues away. I know that sounds really simple and for some people it will be harder than it is for others. Believe me though it works.
The next thing you can do is one of my favorites. Kindness. It’s another simple thing that is pretty much free to do, depending on how you show your kindness. Smile at someone. Ask how their day is going. Invest in their life and watch them invest in you in return.
Another example is a random act of kindness. Maybe you could pay for the order behind you at the drive through. Let someone go ahead of you in line at the store. Seriously, it will make some people’s day just to do that. When we choose to show some form of kindness we’re restoring faith in humanity back to someone. Once you see the change in them, it’s bound to change you too.
Most of all be thankful for what you have. Once you start listing the things you have to be thankful for, everything else just seems like nothing. Put it all in perspective, a bad day isn’t the end, keep on trucking and do the best you can do.
If these things fail to help you I suggest lots of coffee and prayer! With God all things are possible and with coffee all things are tolerable.
Go out there and have a GREAT Monday!