Some days are a write off. Something might happen to you that ruins your day to a point where you can't salvage anything from it. Maybe your boss insulted you in front of coworkers. Maybe the bus driver drove past you with out stopping.
Things like this happen all the time. I'm sure you have your own examples coming to mind as you read this.
I have days where something happens that upsets me so much that no amount of tricks to recenter myself will work. I spend the whole day laying around, watching shows, eating badly, and feeling sorry for myself.
At that point there is only one thing you can do.
It's quarantine time.
They say when you are in a relationship you should never go to bed angry. Well maybe I don't have the same mental fortitude as these people seem to have, but when I get in my bed the only thing I can think about is what upset me that day.
I literally just lay there and replay it over and over in my head. So, no luck with that little tip. Instead I choose to quarantine that day.
When I wake up the next morning I do whatever I can to make sure that yesterday stays where it belongs. Out of sight, out of mind.
How to hit the reset button every morning.
I make sure that the morning is the best part of my whole day. It's sort of like a challenge. Wake up happy and see how long I can keep that feeling.
Tip 1: Wake up early enough to relax a bit before your day has to start.
By doing this, you make sure that there is no stress in your morning. You can wake up and do things at your own pace.
If you wake up and immediately have to rush to get to work, that feeling of being rushed is going to permeate through your whole day.
You shouldn't allow yourself to be stressed first thing in the morning.
Tip 2: Make a breakfast that excites you.
Now that you have a bit of free time in the morning I want you to make the type of breakfast you dream about. You should want it so bad that you literally dream about it the night before.
A great breakfast will make your body happy, and boost your mood instantly.
Even forgetting all of the health benefits to eating breakfast, just think about that beautiful smell first thing in the morning. Yesterday will be long gone by now.
Tip 3: Get at least eight hours of sleep.
There is no way you can wake up early and have the motivation to make a great breakfast if you are running on little sleep.
Get into that bed a little bit earlier and your body will thank you for it.
This way you will have energy in the morning and your day won't seem so much like a mountain to climb.
If you start the day right, you give yourself the best chance to be happy.
As I said, some days are write offs. Some days there will be nothing you can do to feel better.
On those days it's okay to indulge a little. Watch some tv, be a little lazy. You don't have to be perfect all the time.
But as long as you follow these tips, you can hit the reset button the next morning and try again.
They say happiness doesn't last, but neither does bathing. That's why it's recommended daily.