Read this if you're having a bad day and want to feel instantly better
Mostly a memo to my future self
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Bad days happen.
Hell, they happen all the time. I had one today.
But you know what? I’ve learned to love bad days.
For starters, bad days don’t last forever, which means good or better days are right around the corner.
And second, without them the good days don’t feel as good, and the awesome days don’t feel as awesome.
Whether we want to admit it or not, we NEED the bad days to appreciate the good.
Think about how awesome it feels to snuggle up on the couch under a blanket with a hot cup of tea, watching Netflix, maybe with the heater on and a loved one by your side.
So good, right?
Now think about how much better that would feel if you had just made it home after your car broke down during a blizzard, forcing you to trudge 2 miles back to your house - face red, ears aching, stewing with anger, fingers and toes feeling like they might turn black and fall off.
Slipping into your PJs and sinking into that couch would feel so damn amazing.
So. Damn. Amazing.
Don’t sweat the bad days because that just makes them worse. Instead, learn to appreciate them for what they are - a precursor and amplifier for the good days. Find something to be grateful for, power through, and then bask in the glory of your next good day.
It’s probably right around the corner.