I read something over the weekend that hasn’t left my mind since. I can’t remember where I read it or what the exact wording was, but it really struck me, and helped me put things into perspective. I happened to be having a great day anyway, but I hope I remember this when things aren’t going exactly my way or I’m feeling a bit down in the dumps.
Do you ever think about the big, major gifts in your life? I practice daily gratitude (my journal is still going strong!), but sometimes it helps to take a step back and realize how fortunate I am overall. I am healthy, I have an amazing, supportive, and healthy family, I am married to the best husband in the world, I don’t have to worry about whether I’ll have food / shelter / clothing each night, and I am able to follow my passions of helping others improve their lives every single day. Just typing these things out makes me feel guilty for ever thinking that I’m having a “bad day.”
So next time you are having a bad day, acknowledge your feelings – it’s certainly OK to realize that everything isn’t rainbows and unicorns all the time, and really feeling our ups and downs is healthy – but then take a step back, account for all of the great things in your life, and feel gratitude for all that you do have.
So tell me in the comments … How do you put things into perspective when you’re having a bad day?