Posted by: Terri Johnston Fraracci | April 18, 2016

You can always start your day over

Ever had one of those days that makes Murphy’s Law look good? You are cruising along having a great day when one thing goes wrong, then another, and then it snowballs and the next thing you know you are having a bad day. It is time to start over.

A day is just a day. It has no power of its own. It is your perception of what’s happening that allows a “bad day” to own you. Just as you can choose to be happy, you can choose to take the power back from circumstance by simply taking a few moments to start over. And what do you do in those few moments? Here are a few suggestions depending on where you are, what you are doing, and what works for you:

Just stop for a moment and take a deep breath. Remember that everything is okay right now.

Say a little prayer.

Meditate.

Take a minute to read something inspirational.

Sit down and allow your mind to wander for a few minutes.

Listen to some soothing music or sounds of nature via CD if you can’t get out.

 

Take a tea or coffee break.

Or better yet, have some milk and cookies:

 

molasses cookies

 

Simply remind yourself that a day is just a day. Don’t take it so seriously. Lighten up and see the humor. Sometimes a snowball day is pretty funny in hindsight. Bring that sense of humor into the present.

When you take the time to do any of the above you are allowing yourself to step outside of the circumstances and back into spirit. You are choosing the power of attitude over the imagined power that the day has over you. Try it the next time you find yourself rolling down the hill of a disastrous day. You will find that you can always start your day over.

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