Choose to See The Good Stuff

Have you ever had one of those days when everything is going just right? The weather is perfect, you've gotten more done than you planned but also had time to squeak in a nap and you're laying there in bed feeling like you're ready for anything the next day throws at you because today you were a productivity machine. But then your phone rings. You know that you don't have to answer since its after 10 an you really should be drifting off to sleep but you answer anyway because hey, it could be an emergency or something so you answer anyway and BOOM. The person on the other end takes your good mood and craps all over it with their bad mood. That's exactly what happened to me last night.  I felt amazing after a weekend of knocking things off of the to do list and was ready to start my week full of good vibes. I'd managed to balance a little "me time" with actual work and that for me is a definite accomplishment.

I got off of the phone feeling like no matter how well I'm doing, there will always be some one to poke holes in that good feeling and proceeded to spend the next 4 hours (yup I was up until after two even though I got in bed ready to sleep at 10) surfing the internet looking at lifestyle and fashion blogs, choosing a new theme (what do you think?!), and trying to forget the conversation I had just had.  It wasn't until this morning over my Irish breakfast tea that I realized someone else's bad mood had been the only reason I stayed up WAY past my bed time and felt grumpier than Oscar The Grouch.

Instead of continuing to let it ruin my day, I decided to try and access that good feeling I'd had not so long ago and keep that energy going into my day.  I put on some J-Biebs and One Direction, jumped in the car to head to work, and listed off all of the good things I had done the day before.  By the time I was pulling into my parking spot, I felt immensely better. The simple decision to accept that I'm never going to be able to make EVERYONE happy but I can make ME happy was all it took to kick the week off on the right foot. So I'm going to challenge all of you to take a few minutes and think about all of the good things you have going on today and use that energy to get you through the week.  After all, focusing on the bad stuff is the only way to guarantee you'll have a bad day.