It’s okay to have a bad day. Everyone does. I unfortunately have a habit of not returning from my bad day, and that’s not the right way to live. The art of being mindful, makes it easier to enjoy the pleasures in life as they happen. When you are mindful, you can become fully engaged in activities, and you aren’t caught up in the deep dark thoughts arranged in your brain. A lot of the time it feels as though your thoughts are trapped inside your brain and it’s impossible to make them go away. I constantly feel that way because I have chronic migraines daily, and my head is always pounding. But I’m mindful, and I no longer let it affect me. I learned to rise above a bad day because I feel in this life we all should be happy and not waste our time being blue.
Don’t you agree? The precious time we have should be spent enjoying life to the fullest. I know it’s easier to be said than done. Trust me I know. It won’t happen overnight either. It may seem like the end of the world when a crush doesn’t like you back, or if you’re going through a breakup, or you didn’t do as well as you wanted to on a test or assignment, or anything else that is causing you to frown. It helps if you say the problem out loud. The thing that is causing me not to be happy today is... This is bothering me mainly because... Why is this affecting me so much? Most of you probably had to hesitate to answer those questions. Don’t worry, me too. Sometimes if we are bothered by something, and it’s making us unhappy or stressed it might help to repeat it out loud. For instance, I went into my vocal lesson the other day and I told my instructor that I was really nervous and frightened to perform at my show in a couple of days, and he told me just that. As I was reciting what was bothering me and why, it sounded kind of lame to be stressed about it, and it didn’t really bother me anymore. Now I’m not saying that will work for you, but it’s worth a try. I just thought I’d share an effective way to be mindful and less stressed about something that isn’t the end of the world. Remember, you’re strong and always ready to conquer the world.