Bad Days

I wanted this blog to be mostly positive and not be just me moping around and all but sometimes there are days like this. Sometimes there are bad days.

Like today.

Today is not one of my good days. I went to sleep last night knowing that I had nothing planned for today and that, for me, was a big downer. I suddenly didn’t want to do anything. My motivation went out the window. There didn’t seem to be any purpose in the day or me doing anything during it.

Waking up this morning was hard. I’d almost forgotten how hard it can be to wake up to what feels like nothingness. But I have something to say about bad days that many of you going through this same thing probably won’t want to hear.

It’s okay to give yourself a break and just do what you can but it’s NOT okay just to give up and give in. 

What that means is you still have to try. You can’t just mope around and do nothing. Figure out what has helped in the past and do it if it’s at all possible. Even if it’s the last thing you want to do, get out of your house, read a book, do something creative, play with your animals, DO SOMETHING. At the very least, I promise that it will help you feel like you accomplished something today which can be a big boost for your self-esteem.

For me, getting out of the house is a must. Even if I just go run a simple errand for my mom, I did something. I accomplished something. And maybe the high of getting out won’t last very long. Maybe as soon as I get back home I’ll feel awful again. But I can at least assure myself that I did something. I’m okay. I can relax now and take it easy. I fought.

Now, that all being said, I understand there are days that that just isn’t going to happen. You’re not going to do anything, you just won’t have the energy. I’ve been through all this over and over, remember? I know what I’m talking about.

So on those days, remind yourself that it’s okay to take it easy. It’s okay to have a bad day. That doesn’t make you a weak person. All that means is on that particular day- heck, maybe it’s even today for you- you did the absolute best you could and your best was enough.

One of my new favorite quotes is:

“Forgive yourself. If you could have done better, you would have.”

Remember that. If your best one day is going out and getting busy and doing crafts and spending time with friends and the next it’s just making it out of bed to the couch, then that’s okay! That’s your best!

I think my point here is this: do your best every day, whatever that may be.

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