So last night I prioritised my day. I journal noted everything of importance & set a tangible list of blog goals. All was sweet, dandy even. "Tomorrow will flow effortlessly" I whispered to myself. Unfortunately hubby & I disagreed over something trivial, pre-sleep and consequently this morning I woke up feeling blah (Read: crappy, unmotivated, tired, sad). On the rare occasion I feel blah, my morning routine falters, I mope around the house, stare at tasks blankly... sometimes on a really blah day I'll question why I even bother. I wish not to gloss of these emotions because they're real and we all feel them from time to time don't we? Spritual people DO get angry. Happy people cry & positivity pimps aren't immune to negative thoughts from time to time.
Now I'm not going to bore you with all the details of our disagreement. That's not the purpose of this post. Instead let's be productive. If you're not yourself and the day isn't shaping up to your expectations. Here's my advice: Quit, temporarily. What's the use in forcing yourself to blog, write, sell, market, paint (insert creative talent of yours here) if that's the last thing you feel like doing? And when that niggling little voice pops up in your head and says Oh but your schedule, I grant you permission to tell that nagging bitch to piss off.
Don't make your bed, leave the dirty dishes on the sink, eat toast for breakfast then get in the shower, let's wash those to do's down the drain!!
Are you feeling lighter, more you again? Or are your emotions, thoughts & that nagging bitch coming back for round two? Here's the secret sweetheart: you're in control it's up to you to reclaim your power. Every time a not so positive thought pops up, you be the boss, go on tell em "out" . Or get all Ashlee Simpson on them, grab a spoon, locate the closest mirror, try singing at them "And all I hear is ay ya ya ya ya, you're talking way too much I can't even hear me now all your noise is messing with my head. You're in my head. Get outta my head! Outta my, outta my head. Want you outta my head. Outta my, outta my head, Get outta my head! Outta my, outta my head. Want you outta my head.Outta my, outta my head That's what I said!"
Who knew you were such a rock star? If the lyrics themselves don't send the grumps packing watching yourself sing pop into a spoon in front of the mirror is bound to have you rolling on the floor in fits of laughter. Who's cranky now?
Now rockstar it's time to pull out the big guns, primp yourself, put on your Sundays prettiest and get out of your house. Ask yourself on your way out the door "what's going to make today totally amazing?" You already know the answer so go on make it happen. Today is your blank canvas, forget grey get your rainbow colours out and paint today all kinds of beautiful.
Ps: If this doesn't work contact me. I'll sing Ashlee Simpson too you:)
Do you have any tricks to stop a bad mood in it's tracks? How do you ensure you're every day is delightful? Are you in control of your emotions?
Sunshine & Sweetness