You know those days where one or two things go wrong and it brings you down and it feels like your whole day was awful?
Well we often center in on the thing that happened and wallow in our misery. We even milk it by telling everyone who will listen to us about what a bad day it was.
In reality most times it’s is just the incident itself that was bad and not the whole day but we tend to let that one incident bring us down for the rest of the day.We sometimes use the “bad day” as an excuse to treat people badly as if others should suffer too for our misfortune.
We lose hours of happiness by focusing on the bad day which was probably only 5 minutes or half an hour.
So let’s not minus too much time from the 1140 minutes that we have gifted to us everyday. It goes so quickly.
Standing here, reflecting about my year, worrying, was I good enough? Did I do enough? Was I kind? Was I gentle? Did I reach my expectations of myself? Did I fail? Thinking about the times I messed up.
Where to from here?
It’s important to also look at where I did go right. Where I was kind, where I was gentle, where I helped out, where I reached a goal, where I looked after myself or others, where I gave, where I brought a smile to someone’s face, where I went out of my way.
It helps with self forgiveness and being real about who I am as a human.
Remember people only post what they want you to see on their instagram or facebook pages.
Somebody’s amazing marriage or perfect children, fabulous home, high powered job in real life is also filled with angst just like your life is. What you see (on facebook and instagram) is not what you get. Nobody’s life is picture perfect. Nobody smiles all the time.
Be thankful for the life you have and love it for what it is.
p.s. So excited that my products are finally here! For South Africans only at the moment.