Having a Bad Day, is Ok!

We all have days we want to just stay in bed.  Or days, where we can’t stay in bed, because of
our minds are racing going over all the things we should have done, wish we could do, and so on.  Days that are just
off, or days that are stressful, days were we worry too much.  Dr. David Burns states, “One minute of
feeling upset is okay. Or an hour, a day, or a week. But I don’t want my
patients to have to struggle with weeks, months, years or decades of misery.  I always tell my patients that we are all
entitled to five happy days per week. If you aren’t having your five happy days,
you need a little mental “tune-up! But if you’re having more than five happy
days per week, that could be a problem,…” Blog post 2017-03-10, “Feeling Good” retrieved
2018-05-30 from: https://feelinggood.com/2017/03/10/is-it-possible-to-be-happy-all-the-time/
I had one of those days recently.  I am currently in a life transition and I
find myself worrying about things I care about like friends and family who are
struggling with life issues.  What if you
listed all the good things about your sadness, stress, or anxiety? Like this: my
worry about my friends and family says I care, I love them.  It reveals my thoughts are of them and I want
what’s good for them.  It reminds me to
make them a priority and not let life just float past.  These are all positive things and since my
worry only lasts a day or two, I can accept and embrace it instead of being
more anxious because I have a little worry in my life. 
Fear of fear, anxious of worry, frustrated about being angry.
Worrying about negative feelings is a curse we all face at some point.  Maybe we recognize it, maybe we don’t.  Understanding that negative feelings are not
all bad is a great step in finding true inner peace and happiness.  Struggles are part of life, and in fact,
often make us better people.  They can remind
us to look outside ourselves for a source of strength we can rely on, like
spirituality.  For me that is a loving
creator God.  What is your external strength?
Can you rely on it?
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