Bad days matter more than good days in the sense of how you show up and how you deal with that day.
Good days are easy. I am positive, I have a lot of energy, and everything seems to flow. Being productive and enjoying the day is therefore a simple task. Bad days however are a different story. During bad days, everything is difficult and the easiest thing to do is to do nothing. I have to invest extra energy to complete even the smallest of tasks, my mood is down, the world seems less colorful and I just want to be in bed reading or to be alone.
But those days are the most important ones. They show what kind of person I am. Do I succumb to hardship and lose hope leading to resignation? Or do I weather this heavy storm and continue working on my dreams?
Again, I want to stress that it is still important to be gentle with yourself. Especially during difficult periods. Maybe continue working on one goal/dream is enough.
The last couple of weeks are filled with bad days. And I negotiate a lot with myself, what I have to do and where I can be less determined at the moment. There are plenty of days, during which I ask myself for what I am doing all of this. As I am quite demanding towards myself, you can imagine that this makes it worse at times. However, I am glad the way I show up to life even during those difficult weeks. I go to work and do my job and always try to learn something new and to do my work in the best possible way. I try to spread happiness and laughter to create a nice atmosphere, even when deep down I would rather cry. I write my blog, now for 48 days in a row. I learn a new language, now for 73 days in a row.
Of course, there are things I should do which I don’t and there are things I shouldn’t do, and I do. But, overall, I am content with myself. By far, everything isn’t as I wish it to be. But I am proud that I go on. That I continue to grow, to learn more about myself, and to look for the silver lining in all of this. Sometimes, with more success, sometimes with less. But I know, bad days matter more than good days and they determine who I am and who I will be.
How do you show up during bad days? What or who helps you to endure a bad day?
Have a wonderful day and take care =)