Bad Day vs. Bad Moment

Yoh! To say that the past couple of days have been a challenge is an understatement. I’ve been so busy at work that I am currently still catching up on last week’s emails – at least it is with a glass of red wine.

It also feels like this week has just been a wave of challenges and I’ll be honest when I say that I’ve been struggling to stay afloat. On my way home from work this evening (i.e. idling on Jan Smuts for 30 minutes) I was seething because of how awful my day had been. I felt overworked and underappreciated, and now I was stuck in traffic – what did I do to deserve this nonsense day?

Nothing. I didn’t do a damn thing.



A funny thing happens when you’re sitting in peak hour traffic, stressed that your kid is going to be stranded on the side of the road in his school uniform – you have time to think and take a few deep (DEEP) breathes and calm yourself down.

So, that’s exactly what I did – I took a minute and reminded myself that I wasn’t having a bad day, just a bad moment.

That’s what I want you to realize today as well if you’ve had a case of the Monday’s all week. It’s not the whole day/week/month/year, it’s just a moment and moments pass. When you focus your energy on the bad moment, it does become a day/week/month/year and that’s when things feel awful. Let go of the iffy minutes of your day and remember to celebrate the awesome moments that definitely outweigh the bad.

Until next time.




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