Bad day happens. Slumps do too.
I know a lot of people feeling sad. Some are very sad.
The worst kind of sad is inconsolable. It’s the kind of sad when a mother loses her son. It’s the kind of sad when somebody realizes they didn’t live their dream. It’s the kind of sad that only you can help yourself out of.
Wow, all this talk about sadness is making me sad.
Let’s see what we can do to feel great, right here, right now.
Practice Gratitude with an Attitude
Yeah, that’s right. Appreciate what you’ve got, like you mean it. And mean it.
I know it’s easier to say than to do, but it’s one of those things that really works.
Maybe it’s your arms and legs. Maybe it’s somebody in your life who is looking out for you. Maybe it’s somebody you are taking care of. Maybe it’s the fact that you’ve got food and shelter.
Maybe it’s the fact that you’ve got a brain, a heart, and courage. In the Wizard of Oz, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Lion went on a crazy adventure to get what you’ve already got.
Hey, how awesome is it that you’ve got Sources of Insight right here at your fingertips, giving you an edge in work and life?
Use the Rule of Three to Rule Your Day
When you start your day, just think of Three Wins that you want to achieve today.
Take a moment to get intentional about what you want out of today, and what you want out of yourself.
This is about taking your power back. Your power is your ability to act. It’s that simple.
Maybe a win today would be just making it through your workout. Or maybe a win today would be really doing a great job at a task you hate. Or maybe a win today will be winning over a new customer.
When I’ve had the worst situations in my life, my Three Wins for the day were literally 1) great breakfast, 2) great lunch, 3) great dinner.
It sounds sad, but it’s true. It gave me a way to create little highlights in my day, while I mustered all my strength to make it through my day. I made it fun to figure out new foods to eat, new places to go, new friends to meet. It helped me keep going when all of me want to wallow in misery.
But the beauty is that The Rule of Three is a powerful tool, even when your days are not so bad.
You can use The Rule of Three to identify things you want to achieve today that will make you feel great.
This is you exercising your power, getting intentional, and adding a little focus to your day.
Lift Somebody Up
Maybe the best thing you can do today, is help somebody else.
Help them out of a jam. Find a way to boost their spirits. Make them laugh. Maybe they just need to be tickled.
Or maybe they need a strong shoulder to lean on. Or maybe they need a gentle shoulder to cry on.
Or maybe they just need to hear from one more good person like you, that they matter.
Sometimes, the best words anybody can hear are:
“I’m glad you are here.”
As we spend our time together, here on Earth, it’s great to know your wanted.
I bet you know somebody, today, who could use a little lift from you.
Boosting them up, might just be the thing to help you out of your own slump or to really feel great, today.
I hope you find your way to feel GREAT today!