WHAT TO DO DURING BAD DAYS
8 Steps from Pain to Progress
Everyone can relate to having bad days. Regardless of your status, position, state of mind, physical condition, or how happy people ‘seem’, EVERYONE has bad days. It is important to recognize that and let it serve as a reminder that we are not all that different from one another when it really comes down to bad days.
It is at this moment that I recall a wise and uplifting quote from a wise and uplifting grandfather figure to us all:
…and so do all who live to see such [bad] times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
– Gandalf (LOTR 2001)
and most importantly…
IT IS ALRIGHT TO FEEL THAT WAY.
Step 5: Let Go Of The Blame
The Blame Game is dangerous and has no legitimate value to you. It only contributes to the raging fire and serves as a breeding ground for hate and negative energy. So, that being said, “Shut that sh!t down, right now” (Neegan TWD 2016). Further confirmation can be found more elegantly in the kind words of the legendary MLK Jr.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
-Martin Luther King Jr.
At this point, it doesn’t matter who did what, the only thing that matters is you and how you will choose to react. You cannot begin to find a solution to a problem if you are focusing on something or someone to blame. The problem is there and the ball is now in your corner to do something about it.
The cool thing is, you always have to power to find a healthy, positive, and productive solution. Every time 🙂 Let go of that negativity. It’s heavy and you don’t need it.
Step 8: Get Back Up
As the old saying goes “Fall nine times, get up ten.” It could not be more true. As a result of you being a champion, you are a fighter and victory is always possible. By definition, it is your duty to fight until you have given your all and cannot continue in any capacity. Somehow, someway, it is essential that you get back up and back into the fight. Tackling the issue at the source with a clear, level-headed mindset will make you an unstoppable force for change. So, just wipe off your tears, throw your hair up, put on some gangsta rap, and remember how much of a bada$$ you really are!
Stay Classy, San Diego,
In my opinion, one of the most underrated songs by Linkin Park is sung beautifully by the late and great Chester Bennington. Powerful and uplifting, just an all-around great song when I am having a bad day! Here is Iridescent