“I’m having a bad day.”
Or you may hear something like this: “well, this day can’t get much worse.”
Either way, something is obviously wrong.
Shh . . . it happens
Every so often we all have a bad event or two throughout the day, and it’s easy to express our feelings based on that event.
Let’s say you’re driving to work and you accidentally run over a nail. Of course, you end up with a flat tire. That might be something you’d vent about.
If you’re in the sales profession, when you get a canceled order or encounter a few unfriendly customers in a row, that can be tough to deal with.
What if your boss is in a foul mood and takes it out on you the minute you get into the office? You can’t punch the boss, although you might like to, but you can share your feelings with your co workers or anyone who might listen.
I told you a Million Times not to Exaggerate
You can always find someone who will empathize when you have a”bad day” so it makes it easy to express your feelings of dissatisfaction, but here’s the reality check:
If a day has 24 hours, it’s not really a bad “day” is it? No. Actually, it’s only a bad event within that day and to take it a step further, it may not even be that bad, or even very significant in the scheme of things.
- Is it a death?
- A major illness?
- Did you get fired?
- Did your house burn down?
- Have an accident?
If it’s none of the above, is it really that bad? You can always take a moment (and a deep breath) and assess the event to determine exactly how bad it is, and here’s the interesting part . . . you may only perceive it as bad right now, over time, maybe it was a good thing, maybe it allowed you to grow, to learn something new or to show or build your character.
If first thing in the morning you get out of bed and stub your toe is that a bad day? No, the day has only just begun, it could be the best day ever so let it be just that.
“Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something while sitting down.”
~Charles F. Kettering
Rock Star Life Coach & Sales Trainer