10. July 2014 by swissfitchick
I dare say we all have bad days.
SORRY. I just HAD to.
Bad days are normal – they really are. I guess there are people who have a cheerful nature (like me – can be exhausting at times too, believe me) but that doesn’t mean we are immune from shitty days. Let’s keep it real, k??
Let’s take the last eight months of my life. I might have been very sucessful with my recovery, nutrition, training and being clean of relapses and pills. That is wonderful and a big achievement for me. I see my progress and I live way more in freedom than I used to, which feels like a new life.
BUT. I am far from perfect. I don’t even want to be perfect. Do I have bad days? Hell yes!! I have days when I suck in my motivation to do ANYTHING. The only thing I wish to do is curling up at home and watch trash tv. When I hate my duties and responsibilities and want to be a stay-at-home-daughter = Mom to pay my rent and cook for me daily. I have days when I feel fat and ugly, bloated and tense in my whole body. Days when I doubt myself, feel insecure and anxious. I have days when I overindulge on chocolate and cookies or other things that make my belly blow up like a 9 month pregnant woman. Days, when I curse and swear about the tiniest pet peeves and want to cry because I drop my keys on the floor. Days, when I am so unefficient that I feel like I got nothing done in the office nor at home, and I feel small and a mess.
Shit happens. And when shit happens, you can either drown in it and start worrying, overanalyzing and making everything worse. Or you can swim a long round in self-pitiness and then get your ass back up. Go for a hard workout – this energy is the best fuel for a badass session. The latter is what I do. Sometimes, a little self-pitty doesn’t hurt. Whine a little, find all the excuses you can find for sucking (Examples: hormones, waning moon, horoscope, weather, the world in general), have a drink, whine a little more at your victim (poor Mom, Bestie, Lover) and then move on.
Bingeing is not a solution. Starving isn’t either. Drinking, well….not really, but it can help 🙂 Whatever you do, do something that works FOR you and not AGAINST you. Beating yourself up for not providing a 100% perfect performance does not help at all. Taking actions that hurt your body doesn’t help either. Bad days will pass, or they even get better if you treat yourself nicely and benevolent. We are human beings and NEVER perfect. There is no good thing in negative talk, so do yourself a favor and talk positively to yourself – in EVERY situation. In every.freaking. situation. Even if you don’t believe what you tell yourself – do it. You will believe it by and by – it needs consistent effort that will pay off eventually.
The most important thing you can do is trying to be the best version of yourself daily. For me, I focus on happiness and gratitude and my improvement at work, my fitness goals, my relationships, my home. I make mistakes, many of them, but being aware of them is key. It is the step towards progress, because you know where to start working on. You might not be successful every day. But with a healthy mindset, a smile and a strong focus you will be successful in everything you want in a long term.
Bad days are good because they make us appreciating the good days even more.
Bad days are good, cause I can follow my cursing addiction (talking in me form as I don’t know if you like to curse as much as I do)….
Bad days are good for gaining strength and getting to know yourself.
Bad days are good when they are over.
Now listen to this song and have a PERFECT day!!
How do you handle bad days? Any tips?
Do you practise positive thinking, gratitude?
Do you think cursing feels freeing sometimes? (Yes)