rough day

I recently had an absolute sh*t day. A total meltdown.

I had negative thoughts about everything, and the lunatic voice I share my brain with was having a great day. Thoughts that started out mildly negative quickly turned into catastrophic events in my imagination.

Then my self-discipline decided to leave the party, allowing me to eat crap and forget going to the gym or my morning rituals!

I had massive uncertainty about everything. Doubt and fear were running rampant, causing procrastination and a complete lack of focus and direction, making the negative emotions even stronger. It felt soul-destroying, burying my dreams and self-confidence under a massive rock.

massive rock

I was self-sabotaging by letting thoughts of imaginary fears and doubt win over self-discipline. In this state, at that moment in time, my whole life felt like a failure. I couldn’t think of any successes I had achieved.

So, what did I do? I ate enough hollow carbs and sugar for a room full of nine-year-olds at a birthday party. I had brain fog and got nothing done on the work front.

These little behaviours compounded the negative energy and thoughts ripping through my mind and body. I felt at a complete loss to be able to alter my mindset or state. Yeah, I know what to do. I have read all the books, and I wrote one But I couldn’t get myself to take any positive action or switch my thoughts. I felt completely overwhelmed and out of control.

Looking back, I can think calmly about this event now a couple of days later, but at the time, not a hope in hell of any logical or rational debate to regain control of my executive function.

How did I get over my rough day? This is what I did the next day.

  1. That evening, before I when to bed, I put a post-it note on my keyboard that said, Today is a new day; forget the past and focus on all the great things in my life and take action towards your major goals.
  2. Release any emotions about yesterday…let it go! The past has no bearing on today. By letting go of the past, I am free to enjoy today.
  3. Go through my morning rituals.
  4. Practice awareness that I must control my thoughts. Choose only positive thoughts that support my goals and dreams as if they have already been achieved.
  5. Remember that my limitations are self-imposed
  6. Rise about false beliefs and my old identity.
  7. Be decisive and act quickly.
  8. Meditate for ten to twenty minutes
  9. Exercise and great nutrition
  10. Sleep …and repeat
good day

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson