Wednesday, 12 September 2012
Every day ISN’T a Rainbow!!!
- Aka Some days are Diamonds, Some days are Stones (in the words of John Denver)
A couple of days ago, I had a rotten, crappy, down, moody, growly, grumpy, plain ole shitty day! A day where I woke up feeling low and went downhill from there. You’ve all had one of those, right?!?
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Then the lovely voice in my head got started and made me get even grumpier and more down on myself! I hated everyone and everything, especially myself! Then I tried to talk myself out of the funk (you know how we do that – “You shouldn’t feel this way, snap out of it already, stop being such a grumpy cow!”) and the pressure of feeling like I shouldn’t have this bad mood or bad day made me feel even worse!!
And that, my friends, is the rub! I’ve encountered this a lot lately, people who advise or think that all day every day should be rainbows and light. A lot of the time the message is you should never have a bad mood or bad day, you should change how you think about that person/situation, and take a lesson in love and light and peace from every situation! Blah Blah Blah!
So I decided to speak out and admit that you know what, sometimes we have days that just suck! Days where you’re in a funk and you can’t immediately learn from it or turn it around or make it all about peace and rainbows! AND THAT’S OKAY!
Sometimes the lesson is to own your emotions, to not beat yourself up because you’re down, to live in that moment and acknowledge that yes, that person or situation has really pissed you off! Because there is power and growth in this too! Owning your emotions is one of the most powerful things you can do. And it is SO freeing! For myself, I gave up trying to “snap out of it” and just allowed myself to feel down for a while. I had a whinge to my husband and a couple of friends, and by the end of the day, guess what? I FELT BETTER!
At the end of the day, after chatting to a friend and having a long hot bath, I made a conscious choice to have a positive thought in my head before I went to sleep, and VOILA! The next day was great! :D So don’t be afraid to feel down occasionally, it really is alright!
Love and Health,