I like to think I’m a relatively optimistic person. I’m usually in a good mood, unless something occurs to alter my mood, and I try my best to generate positivity.
A few days ago, I came home from work in a pretty miserable mood. Nothing happened at work to prompt the emotion, but I just wasn’t really having the best day. My sister asked me if something was wrong, and I told her it wasn’t, but she said something to me that really got me thinking; it’s okay to have bad days every now and then.
From time to time, we have shitty days. Things don’t go as planned, conflicts arise with friends, families and our partners, and plans get disrupted. And it’s completely fine to have bad days every now and again, considering life is unpredictable and can throw us a curveball when we least expect it.
I don’t think it helps that the world we live in is a pretty twisted one. Atrocities and tragedies plague our news feeds daily, and it seems like these things instances are becoming more frequent in occurrence. It’s easy to look past these scenarios with a smile and continue on with our everyday lives, but for some of us, it’s easier to get caught up in the bad and internalize it, causing us to feel down in the process. I’m not saying this is what contributed to my own bad day, but it could be a co tribute game factor for some of us.
Bad days aren’t ideal, but they’re not anything to fear. They’re relatively normal, actually, and I think it would be pretty odd if someone was happy 24/7, 365 days of the year. They don’t define us, but rather can be used as a tool to help us focus on the positives surrounding us each and everyday.