How to deal with a bad day

You know how in Bad Moms Mila Kunis has this day where she loses her passenger side mirror in a hit and run, spills spaghetti on herself, gets knocked unconscious on the soccer field, and so much more? The day becomes a tipping point for her as she arrives exhausted at the PTA meeting and finally says "no" to something.

A bad day can be a tipping point frought with meaning, yes. We can call that a defcon-level-five bad day.

But a horrible day doesn't have to be a tipping point. But you can tip it back in your favor.

As a Destiny Architect, you already know it's your choice how you react to what happens in your day. But react is the wrong word. You want to respond, not react.

Ask yourself how you must respond to the bad in your day?

Must you engage or can you walk away?

Must something be handled with taste and tact?

Or is it a fight you don't need to put your dog into?

I like to ask myself, "Do I want to be right? Or do I want to be happy?"

Chances are, if I am overly upset about something in my day, it's because I am overly invovled in a situation and its people or I am over-invested in an outcome. Sometimes letting go is the route to peace.

In A Course In Miracles, we learn, "I could see peace instead of this." (Lesson 34).

So what do you do if you can't walk away?

Deal with it.

Still feel like "it's a bad day" once you've dealt with it?

Start over. You can start over your day at any time. When I am working from home and have a bad day, sometimes I just take a break and breathe. Sometimes I take a walk around the block. Motion or exercise is great for releasing negative energy. Let go of it! Don't store it!

Let's recap.

Change your point of view about it
Respond -- don't react
Deal with it
Physically exercise the bad energy out of you!

You did all that and still feel like the sky is falling? End the day. It's over.
We live in a society (here in the United States) where long days are prized. So give yourself a break on a "bad day." Make it a short day. Go home early and practice self-care.

Sometimes you have to have a short day.

That's balance. For me, I like to get the most out of every day. But I have to balance that with my need for self-care.

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