Monday, September 29, 2014

Bad Day Remedies

      Linking up with Ember Grey today in Grateful Heart! 



We all have bad days. It happens. Sometimes we just wake up on the wrong side of the bread {thanks phil from rugrats} and we feel as if we should just go back to sleep. today, for me, was one of those days. nothing has been going right. I feel like it can’t get any worse or better for that matter
                        but..

IT IS THE INTENTIONAL CHOICES WE MAKE THAT CAN TURN A BAD DAY INTO ONE OF OUR BEST DAYS

              And guess what?

your terrible-awful-ugly-sad-no good-dirty-rotten day can turn around in an instant!
              it’s your choice.
having a “bigger picture” mindset has the power to change our “tiny selfish” mindset...
      & if we take some time and think, 
                 Things can change!
              
       1. THINK ABOUT ALL THE GOOD

The Lord tells us that his mercies & compassion for us are new every morning! That is something to be thankful for! Without His mercy, we wouldn’t see another day.



          2. TAKE A BREAK / BREATHE

                                

If that means a coffee break, shut off all electronics & pour you some coffee {or scurry off to a coffee shop}. If that means calling up a family member or friend to watch the kids for an hour while you go for a walk or shop a little bit, do it. That’s why they’re your family. To help you out. You don’t have to do it all yourself. If that means staying off of social medias {facebook, twitter, pinterest, instagram, bloglovin’, ETC) then DO IT. YOU WONT REGRET IT. you, your brain, & your heart need a break.



 3. GET OUTSIDE 


A little fresh air goes a long way. Baske in the sun, go for a walk, stare up at the sky. It’ll lift your spirits by seeing all that God has beautifully created. just like he beautifully created you!



4. BE THANKFUL


Even if you have to physically speak or write all that you are thankful for, do it. Sometimes my brain can be so overwhelmed with what I don’t have or can’t do or blah blah blah. That’s not joy. That’s self torment. Speak over those lies & be thankful for everything that God has given you. He has given you LIFE. What more is there?

 5. PRAY TO GOD 


Praying to God is therapy. It calms me down, chills me out, and gives me rest. {after all the screaming, crying, and whining of course}. Jesus desires so badly for His children to speak with Him. After all, in Him and Him alone, we find peace, joy, & happiness. He can brighten any day! I mean He DID create days and happiness and brightness anyway! 


  How do you remedy those bad days?

 


20 comments:

  1. I can't tell you how much I needed this post, it's EXACTLY what I've been looking for lately. Thank you so so much for sharing :) subscribing...now!

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    1. AH, I love to hear that! God is oh so good! I hope that you are refreshed & encouraged!! Blessings, Alyssa! :)

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  2. These are all great tips! I always have to take a break and breathe. I also love to just kneel down beside my bed and talk to God. When you reach out to Him in your dark moments it's like He pours a bucket of His peace right over my head. It's indescribable. Hope you aren't having "one of those days" friend.

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    1. I so need to do that more, friend. Thank you for the inspiration of kneeling to God, more.. I love that! He is amazing! Thanks for stopping by, sweet friend!

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  3. I always try to make sure I give thanks to God for giving me another day to live on this earth! I also try to make sure I turn my attitude around when something doesn't go my way--I look and sound like such a baby when I get whiny! I love these--such great advice!

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    1. Expressing gratitude really does help so much!! :) So glad it helped. :)

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  4. These are great reminders. I usually need to step away and soak in some alone time. It keeps me from saying something stupid and reflect on what is actually bothering me.

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    1. So true :) I feel the same way.. esp in my marriage--ah! it can be so easy to say something silly :) hope you're doing great, Catherine! :)

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  5. Loved this post. These were great reminders and steps of what to do when your day is horrible.

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    1. Hoping they will come in handy one day :) Hope youre doing great, Fawn! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  6. Loved this!!! Getting outside or calling a close friend or family always seems to help me on those bad days. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Ah, so true! Family always helps.. and nature, ah the fresh air so helps! Thanks for stopping by, sweet Faith!! :)

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  7. Love this list, lady! Whenever I'm having a crappy day, the first thing I do (if I'm able) is go outside for a walk. It just has a tendency to reset everything. And if I'm not able to get outside, I usually try to just "turn it all off." My phone, computer, the tv, etc and either grab a journal or a good book. I hope this week is way better for you!! :)

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    1. Seriously, it helps SO much! There is something so refreshing about God's creation. I also love getting lost in a book, it always helps! Hope you are doing great, my friend!!! :)

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  8. These are great reminders and to keep our eyes focused on the Lord.

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  9. Reading this I was struck by how the "cure" for bad days often requires doing the things that are the last thing in the world I feel like doing (like being grateful when all I want to do is wallow). I'm so thankful that God created brightness and happiness and that he wants those things for us. I love your perspective. Glad I found your blog on the link up :)

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    1. I love your thoughts! You're so right! Hope to see you back again soon! ;)

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