I was ready to give up, call it a day, and go back to bed. My garage door was frozen, windshield wipers broken, and the driver's side door wouldn't close. That was enough but it didn't stop there. After I fixed everything and was ready to go, I remembered "My car doesn't heat up". That's right, there is no heating up that car, it got warm right as I was pulling into the parking lot at work. "Ugh, I can't believe what a day I am having!" That's all I had in my thoughts. "At least I made it to work." But my so called bad day didn't stop there, it seemed to roll over into my work. As I sat there in my office I was happy to be warm and not behind the wheel any longer, that's when I looked up and realized that what I was working on was wrong. See I had a show to edit and just when I thought I was done I saw that what I actually was working on was the wrong clip. "Are you for real? Hours of work for nothing and I have to start over! I can't do this today!" I said out loud as I pushed my chair away from the desk and left my office.
I had to stop everything and give myself a time out. I walk around for a little bit and took small deep breaths. When I got back to my office before I started working again I closed my eyes and thought of nothing. I was surprised, "Hey that worked!" After I calmed down I did feel a little better, I no longer wanted to throw things like a child and lie down on the floor and cry.
Even though things did not get any better I was able to keep in mind that no day is set to be a good or bad one and that I can only control what I can control and that's my emotions.
Next time I think I will make my day better by buying myself something, that always cheers me up (lol). If I don't have the money to do so then there are other ways I can turn this so called "bad day" around and maybe they will work for you as well.
1) Don't act on my emotions
2) Distract myself
3) Take a few breaths
4) Dance around
5) Clear my head
Oh! And have a free "Joy Bomb" with your time out!
Born in the city and raised in the mountains of Ky. Taking on life one day at a time!