Remembering that its okay to have a bad day!

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Do you ever just have ‘one of those days’ and think ‘what’s the point?’

I do… and more recently, those days have become more frequent. Perhaps due to the change in the weather, and the possible onset of Seasonal affective disorder, or simply down to the fact that this time of year is very much about material belongings, generously gifting, doing better, keeping up appearances… when it should just be about spending time with those that you love. (If you are fortunate enough to do so)

Further to my previous blog post about social media, I have really tried to follow the influencers who may have a fabulous lifestyle, but they are also honest about their struggles or imperfections. This often gives me the reassurance that nobody is perfect, and we will never achieve true happiness if we are striving for perfection.

If you are having a day where you feel a bit of self-pity, doubt, or undervalued and overworked as MANY people will be feeling like that at this time of year, it’s totally normal, and an emotional response to our circumstances! It doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s a true reflection of how we really feel, and my best antidote for these days is to practice gratitude.

What I mean by this, is to list down , what we are grateful for at this current moment in time. It could be our health, our home, our family, or simply the gift of making it through another day. Whatever we are grateful for, can remind us of how lucky we are. If we have a roof over our head, and access to food and water, we already have riches in comparison to people suffering with poverty. Let’s not let the lifestyles of the rich and famous make us feel that we are a failure if we dont have the latest handbag or the fastest car. We could simply be grateful for having the best of friends, or a heartfelt laugh earlier on in the day!

I have reminded myself today of my cause, my purpose, my ability and my journey. I encourage you to do the same.

Wishing you an evening filled with gratitude!

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