Mental Health

The Good, Bad + Ugly Of Days

We have bad days to know what good days are.. and almost every bad day can feel like the world is weighing you down, drowning in thoughts that your life might always be this way..

Think about the last time you had a bad day. You made it, didn't you? You might've stayed in bed all day watching cartoons or maybe you worked your butt off all day to come home and still clean-up, make dinner and still make it. You persevered and still woke up the next day to do it all over again. Damn, look at you go.

We have good days to know what bad days are. But, what makes for a good day anyways? Do you have a recipe hidden away in the junk drawer for when you're ready to have a good day? I sure don't, and I've never met anyone that has, soo at this time I think it's safe to jump to conclusions that you don't either. Each and every one of us have good days for different reasons. What constitutes for a good day is simply a lack of things, or events, that would have made it a bad day- weird concept here, I know, but if it's not a bad day then it should be a good day, right?

We have a handful of days in our life that are pretty damn good, more than we realize, or account for. It's silly yet beautiful! Because if we can challenge ourselves to start focusing on the good, whether it's a good or bad day, we might begin to see that most days are pretty damn good.

Growing up, I was blessed to have a Mother that stayed home majority of the time in order to spend time with me. And by spend time with me, I mean she was constantly at home, supporting in me more ways that I could have ever known at the time. Like every other teenage girl, I knew everything and never had interest in small talk, let alone small talk about 'how school went.' So what is a Mom supposed to do? Mom things. A.K.A. being a wonder woman and thinking outside of the box. One day after school, instead of the usual, 'Hi honey, how was school today?" I was asked, "Hi honey, what has been the best part of your day so far?" Talk about a change in perspective, am I right? Reason #9 why Moms are simply the best.

Good days and bad days create a beautiful balance in our lives. With each new day we are given, we are given an opportunity to learn and grow through day to day life. No matter how big or small, we can begin to ask ourselves, what has been the part of my day so far?

What good has come to me today?

What do I have to be thankful for today?

Find ways to think outside of the box and see the good in each and every day. You are going to have bad days and you are going to have good days, that's life. If you can begin generating thoughts as to what makes a good day for YOU and seek out all the good you can, you can start to recognize that even a little positivity can go a long way. And you know what? There's always tomorrow, a chance to try again, another opportunity to begin again.

You just might begin to see all that we have to be grateful for.

xoxo // thoughts of a rebel