I’m a generally happy person. I don’t like to let things get to me because life is too short for that. But once in a while do things just seem like they are happening in a “too much, too fast” kind of way? I had one of those days this week and I tell it has a way of bringing on a stress-induced mood, I became the very dragon I despise to my poor husband. So what happens when you start spiraling downward at a rapid pace?
Breathe. I find that when I focus on my breathing I tend to stop thinking so hard about what isn’t right and as I find my breath is more controlled I move onto step 2.
Think. Simple enough, just think about what is making you upset or what is happening and look at it from the bigger picture. Is this going to matter in 5 days, 5 weeks, 5 years? If no, why am I letting it get to me now? If yes, it is probably something that requires more serious thinking. See step 3.
Control. Gain control back over what is seemingly out-of-control. You put this day into perspective and now you need to think about what you can and will do to make things better.
What did I do with my not-so-great day? I recognized that I was having “one of those days” and I tried my hardest to not let it get to other people and I promised myself I would do everything I could to fix the issues I could to make the next day better and continued to move forward.
What’s your fix for a down day?