Apr 3, 2013

How I Use My Bad Days


Some days you want to just crawl under a big ole rock. Yesterday was one of those days. By the end of the day I felt defeated, and I was ready to just get home and go to sleep. It was one of those days when even the little things seem overwhelming, and nothing you do seemed to go the way I wanted it to. The world seemed to be my enemy, and I was not feeling it. On my way home I started thinking about bad days, how we handle them, and how I could possibly take myself out of such a crappy mood and salvage the last few hours of my day.

I came to one conclusion. Bad days are tests in a way. They are there to help us appreciate the good days, and also to challenge us a little bit. I decided on the train that instead of letting it take over the rest of my day, that I would simply try my best to learn from every single thing that happened, and use it to realign myself, and balance my thoughts.



Needless to say I pushed through it. I got home, wiped the lingering tears out of my eyes, had a good dinner and relaxed. As soon as I took a second to breathe and cut myself some slack, all seemed better with the world. The thing is, the bad days will always come and go. It's about understanding them, and just letting them go. No reason to hold onto the negativity. It came and went, and now it's over. Today is a brand new day. I hope you're all having a great week. xo




















Details: Jacket / Courtesy of PB&J Boutique , Pants / Loft , Booties / Courtesy of Lulu's , Shirt & Sweater / Nordstrom , Necklace / Lucky Brand

24 comments:

  1. so true - the bad days will always go. they can't last forever :).

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  2. you look lovely! and as gina above mentioned; bad days can´t last forever! ♥

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  3. Great thoughts about bad days. I think acknowledging them, rather than fighting them, sometimes takes away their power and gives it back to you, ya know? This outfit is so cute - I love the coat, and the necklace/sweater combo is great.

    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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  4. Your sweater is so cute! Bad days are the worst, but I definitely agree with Sammi. Sometimes when you say, "This day sucks" you realize just how bad it is and can get past it. Have a great week!
    ~Sara

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  5. I think that without bad days, we would never appreciate the good ones! I think bad days take you out of your comfort zone......Somehow, i think it is good for the soul. Hope your day today is much better!

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  6. Amazing coat! I love it so much :) Yeah, bad days are pretty annoying...I always feel quite stressed and sad! So when I read your post I thought it's time to think about a good method to go through those days...yes, but which?! :P

    Have a great week! xoxo
    Ele

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  7. I love this post! I always tend to put myself in a funk whenever I have a bad day but the entire day doesn't have to be a bad one! Thanks for this :)

    Grace
    http://gracep-photos.blogspot.com

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  8. The teal colour is absolutely gorgeous on you! Bad days suck, and I'm glad you were able to push yourself through it :)

    xo Raquel
    Sassy + Bubbly

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  10. It seems that I had a bad day yesterday as well. I am hoping today is better. I do love your pretty outfit though.
    Carle
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  11. Sorry you had a bad day, but glad you were able to make the best of it. By the way, I am obsessed with that coat!

    XO,

    Gina

    www.popcornandpandas.wordpress.com

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  12. I love the idea of trying to turn a bad day around. Sometimes you just wallow and can't see a way out. Love this outfit on you too!

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  13. You have such a wonderful outlook - something that I'm working on a lot lately. So this post seems to fit me perfectly. I like to think, "Without darkness, you couldn't see the stars."

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  14. this is such a great post. coping with bad days can be difficult; sometimes it feels like we can't escape them. but putting everything into perspective and turning the situation around is so productive. sometimes all you need is a moment to relax, clear your head, and smile :) that balance is really important! i'm glad you were able to find comfort and let go :)

    xo,
    kristyn

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  15. I'm obsessed with that sweater! x

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  16. I always appreciate your blog because you talk about real things and are such a positive person. You are exactly right.

    Also, on a completely different note, this outfit might be one of my favorite outfits from you.

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  17. you are so wise and so beautiful, twin. :) love this!

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  18. This is such a terrific outlook! Yesterday was long, rainy, and grey for me too, and I should have used this theory for myself at the end of the day. Hope today is going way better for you, and I love the green sweater and jacket!
    xo Hannah

    thebraidedbandit.blogspot.com

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  19. I think that's a great attitude to take :) Really liking your outfit- the polka dots on the sweater are a nice touch! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  20. You're such a positive person :) Its so refreshing! Also, I love this top on you and please live in emerald.

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  21. It's always a good reminder to stay positive and work through it. I have bad days that I'll let envelop me sometimes, but this is good motivation to push past that and make the most of what's left of the day. :)

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  22. The bad days are important for balance. Also if it is the bad days which most bring themselves to your attention, it's a good sign that your life consists of days which are at least alright, if not even good or wonderful!

    xxx

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  23. good for you, we all need to remember to do that! Love your glasses btw x

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