May today be a better day
I couldn’t get out of bed this morning. I just couldn’t. I did my morning rituals with he kids as usual, but I was still sleeping inside my head. As soon as I got the chance, I took a one-hour nap. I can’t stand this feeling. Although, I know it’s my headache medication that makes me feel this drained.
I believe in the power of the mind, therefore I decided to do everything I can to switch this day around and the energy I woke up with today.
When I feel down in one way or another I try to remind myself of who I usually am. What kind of thoughts I usually think, how I act, how I tackle difficulties, what affect me and what not. Then I try to be like that. I try to mimic my usual self to trick myself into a more positive minded and better me.
People. The right kind of people is the best medication for a grey mood. People who inspire, support and cheer for you. Today for example, is a day when all I’d like to do is to be alone. Instead, I opened my calendar and decided to check off my most important work tasks of the week together with people I love working with. I feel energized just of the thought of it!
Stick to your routine. Get up, shower, eat what you usually eat and try to find your way back on track regarding everything. Pretend like it’s a totally normal day and help your thoughts back to where you want them to be when they try to escape.
This being said, being in a different mood than the most happy and glorious self is totally normal and fine, but sometimes we don’t have the opportunity to stop and shut down. Especially not us who have children. This doesn’t mean we should ignore our feelings but try to use the power of our own mind to turn our day around and be more positive- for our own best.
Pictures by Janita Autio