…who will notice and be affected by it?

Ever notice how you can have a great life on Tuesday and wake up in a funk on Thursday? You can get a bit off your game without really knowing why.  Sometimes, you are not even fully aware of it until someone asks if you are okay.

People who care about you notice when you stop smiling, speaking, or when your mood seems to change. 

It happens to everyone. The question is, How fast can you get back to being yourself?

Here are a few things that might help.

  • Remind yourself that when you are having a bad day, other people are affected by you and your mood.  You are simply too important to the people who care about you to be out of sorts for very long.
  • Be productive—don’t waste your day.
  • Keep participating in life—don’t go into a shell.
  • Get into a meaningful conversation with someone.

What works for you?

One of my favorite quotes comes from a poem by Mary Karr: “Your head is like a bad neighborhood, don’t go there alone.” 

What do you want your kids to learn from you about handling life when it gives you a bad day?