Everyday Inspiration

Everyday Inspiration


Bouncing Back from a Bad Day

posted by Alex Blackwell

“You become a champion by fighting one more round. When things are tough, you fight one more round.” – James Corbett

If you’ve been having a rough day, you may be ready to throw in the towel. But don’t give up yet! Here’s some encouragement in your time of feeling down.

Put it all into perspective – Ran out of gas on the way to work? Airline lost your luggage? It’s frustrating and exhausting to go through the challenging moments of life. Let yourself feel the negative feelings, but realize that inconveniences and frustrations like these are just that. Feel them, but don’t let them ruin your perspective on life. It’s in these moments that you have to find the inner strength deep inside you that will allow you to push past your bad day and have a good one.

Focus on what you can change – You can’t help that another car hit you in traffic. It’s unfair, it’s inconvenient, and it’s stressful. However, complaining and dwelling on your upset feelings will not make the process go any faster or help you gain back any lost time.

It’s okay to feel overwhelmed and frustrated, but your day will only move forward if you make the decision to focus on things you can actually change. There are only so many things that are within your realm of power on any given day. Focus on the selection of things that you are able to accomplish, and relinquish control over the rest.

Use your support system – It’s definitely okay to vent; remember that. You need to do it. Cry if you have to! Eat that second cupcake, if you want. Don’t be overly concerned with guilt-trips and what you should or shouldn’t do. Everyone’s entitled to a bad day and expressing their feelings how they choose to.

Realize the power is yours – What potential does the day now hold? What potential does tomorrow hold? Resist the temptation to keep wallowing in negative emotions. Your strength is not defined by how many times you get knocked down, but how many times you get back up.

There is still something to be gained and learned, even if that lesson or moral is that sometimes you just have to take it all in stride. It may not be fair and it definitely will not be easy, but bad days have just as much potential for positive impact and change as any other day.

About Alex Blackwell

Alex Blackwell is the author of Letting Go: 25 True Stories of Peace, Hope and Surrender, which includes 10 free Peace and Balance tools.
Web | Inspiring Things | Free eBook: How to Love Consciously



Previous Posts

Healing after Loss: 5 Tips to Help You Find Peace Again
“There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.” - Aeschylus Losing someone you love is something you’re never prepared for, even if the person was sick for many years. The impact grief has on our heart, mind, and body is one that can’t be prevented. However, you can gai

posted 12:35:22am Apr. 22, 2014 | read full post »

Sunday Inspiration #28
Today’s Sunday Inspiration: In memory of the Overland Park hate crime victims: Terri LaManno, Dr. William Lewis Corporon and Reat Griffin Underwood. I wish you could see me in summer When the fair sounds echo at night And the sun shines bright all day When the ocean waves are rolling An

posted 12:03:13pm Apr. 20, 2014 | read full post »

10 Things to Let into Your Life
“Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A 'you can do it' when things are tough.” - Richard M. DeVos There are so many things we try to prevent from coming into our lives--illness, disappointment, financial hardship. However, the

posted 11:24:44am Apr. 17, 2014 | read full post »

Believing in the Goodness of Love Once Again
"Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation." - Rumi Death came to my part of the world this week. I live in Overland Park, Kansas where a hate crime took the lives of three people and changed my par

posted 10:59:55am Apr. 15, 2014 | read full post »

Sunday Inspiration #27
Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Giving a little extra can mean the difference between an ordinary life and an extraordinary life in your relationships, career and happiness! Image Source: Vuible About Alex Blackwell Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer. He writes about inspiring t

posted 1:42:35pm Apr. 13, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.