We all have those days, right?
It might be an isolated day, or it might be a couple of them back-to-back.
Where you just feel crappy.
Sometimes you feel physically crappy, like when you’re sick or injured. Sometimes you’re just mentally pooped: tired of everything.
And let’s not even talk about how emotionally drained we all feel with this pandemic.
When I have days like this, I often feel like I should “snap out of it.” Like my failure to make myself feel better is somehow a personal failing.
I also start to make a mountain out of a molehill. If I feel this bad more than one day, what does this mean? Am I always going to feel this way? Will I ever feel better?
These thoughts, as you can imagine, do not help.
So… What to do?
Why do I have to do anything?
Why do I need to change the fact that I feel like crap?
Sometimes, the best thing to do is to just let yourself feel crappy for a day or two. Usually, for me, it passes soon enough. (If it doesn’t pass, that’s another kettle of fish.)
After a couple of days, I’ll wake up and feel like getting out of bed. Maybe I’ll even feel motivated to do something I know will help me feel better.
Sometimes it’s hard to remember in the fog of a bad day, but when the fog starts to clear, I try to remind myself: