Days when everything goes wrong, we all know them. I just had one. Today started bad and ended worse. I had lots of problems with my car.. I left home at 7am and came home at 9pm (starving and freezing..) plus I’m around 400€ poorer because of my car which is the worst thing about it all for me as I want to start saving money for some travels in the future.
So, this really sucks, right? Right. And I’m not here to tell you how exactly to deal with days like this because I’m not an expert at it, not at all.
I just want to share with you my experience about how today was the first day ever (or at least one of the very rare days), I think, that I had a really horrible day but was able to not let it get me down too much. Actually my mood was pretty good considering my situation.
So this is what I can tell you why I think this was the case: Some time ago I read something like“If you don’t like a situation, change it. And if you can’t change it, accept it. But don’t complain about it but this will help nothing.“. I was thinking about this today and came to the conclusion: Okay, I can’t change the situation and it will change nothing if I complain. Suddenly it just didn’t seem „logical“ to me to complain and to make everything worse with being negative all day long as it will not lead to a solution. So I started focusing on the positive things in life: How wonderful the last eveing with my boyfriend was, how nice my coworkers are and how helpful, that if I fix my car now I hopefully won’t have any bigger problems with it for some time,.. I also heard about a horrible earthquakes in the Middle East on the radio which made me realise again how small my problems really are.
At the end of the day when I sat in my car, freezing and starving, waiting for the wrecking service for about one hour, I watched this video (btw: Check out her channel, love her! <3) just at the right time, it was so fitting for my situation. And you know what? It made me smile. My situation was awful but I just sat there in my car, watching this video and smiling. This made me realise that it’s truly up to me how to deal with a situation. I can cry, complain and feel horrible or I can just smile and tell myself „that’s life, what’s bothering me at the moment will pass“. And this definitely makes life easier. I’m home now but I’m not as tired or exhausted as I should be after this day and I think it’s because I was not stressing myself over a situation like this as I usually do.
I will try to maintain dealing with bad days like I did today and I can only suggest you to at least try to see the positive in bad situations and to smile even when you feel like crying. <3 And make sure you have at least an hour before going to bed just relaxing to not take your troubles to bed with you. (There are two other articles on my blog about stress and falling asleep easier in particular if you want to read more about these topics.)