Well, this smilin’ girl had just one of those weeks … from a throat and eye infection and other ailments at the beginning of the week to the pinnacle of the pandemonium … both arms covered in poison ivy! I’m now looking for a long sleeved dress for a fundraising event I am attending in a few days to replace that adorable sleeveless outfit.
Just because I choose to smile does not mean that things are always okay. I am sharing this with all of you as a reminder that even Wellness Warriors have tough days and some days are just harder than others. We all have days that are downright difficult (real screamers) and I thought it would be useful to share with each other our strategies for surviving when times are difficult.
The reality is that everyone has really hard days, often ending in a Monday mayhem kind of event and yet – we have to move forward.
Here are three strategies I found to be helpful as I was in the midst of this crazy, tumultuous past week:
- Choose to smile. Just because I am having a bad day doesn’t mean I have to internalize it or share it. A smile is the best way I can change my attitude. And, people when smile back that brightens even the worst of days for me.
- Slow down. Our bodies send us messages. Infections, ailments, and even an incredible case of poison ivy is a reminder to slow down. To take care of ourselves and be attentive. And contrary to human nature, when the going gets tough – I have to remind myself to slow down.
- Nothing lasts more than two weeks. (hopefully including poison ivy!) This mantra has helped me in the worst of times. When I am struggling I remind myself that this too shall pass. And will look at the problem in two weeks (HINT: the problem usually resolves itself within two weeks allowing me to continue focusing on the present)
When the going gets tough …
All you warrior spirits…what do you do when the going gets tough? I’d love to hear from you…
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