Wednesday, September 10, 2014

No bad days.


How is that even possible if you're in the depths of an anxiety attack, or going through the depression that can accompany it?

It's hard to hear, or believe, if you're feeling your worst. But I saw this the other day and thought that it had to become my new mantra.

Yes, there are "bad days," or "frustrating days" but that doesn't mean they're a waste. It doesn't mean they are necessarily bad. Those are the days when we are learning, or are in the midst of something we can learn from. They are valuable.

Same thing goes with rainy days. Lately it's been cloudy and cool, and I've been frustrated that I haven't been able to get to the beach. I mean, I can "get" there, but I wanted to enjoy as many "beach days" as I could this year, in September, when summer still exists and all the crowds here at the Shore are gone.

You know what, though? I need fall. It's time to take all the good feelings from summer and let them translate into another season. I need that change. I can't get stuck in this mode of semi- or non-productivity forever. While I've loved more lazier days of summer, I miss working. I miss being productive. I miss having time to take care of details instead of working my days around must-do projects. It was nice for the summer, to be able to relax more, but it's causing this unrest in me. Even though I'd rather sit in my beach chair or swim in the ocean, I also would rather feel more focused on my career.

Today it's cloudy, and I'm not going to go to the beach. That's okay, It's not a bad day.

I know many of you out there may be having a much worse day than I am. Just remember that whatever you're dealing with, it can be for good. That means there can be no bad days, no matter how much we want to write them off.

Think of it this way: Whatever you devote your day to is something that you give one day of your life to. Even if you don't choose it, we give our time to things--sometimes we have to, especially in times of crisis. Is that thing worth it, even if you don't want to do it, or enjoy doing it?

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