Now, one of the downsides to life not being perfect is that you have to learn to adjust and deal with things that don’t quite work out your way.
You can totally throw a temper tantrum. Sometimes it feels awesome, but other people don’t tend to really appreciate it. I know this from hands on experience.
So on Sunday, when my planned run (which I was SOO excited for) went horribly, I was upset. I pretty much live on a mountain, and due to poor planning my run was too hilly and I fell apart after about 20 minutes. Key words: poor planning.
During said run I also felt a lot of pain in my knee. Because of this, I didn’t try and attempt my run the next day. Not a big deal, but at the time….HUGE deal to me!
My personality is that of a planner, so I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t incredibly disappointed. Mostly because I will be re-doing that run, which throws off my whole training schedule! Again, in retrospect, not a massive deal.
Whether it’s a bad run, a bad day, or a rude comment, shaking it off isn’t easy. However, there are lots of things you can do to constructively deal with these situations:
1. Refocus. Since my run was a big plan for that day, what can I refocus my energy on to get the most out of the day?
2. Laugh. Find humor in the ‘disaster’.
3. Express your disappointment and move on. Journal, call a friend, blog….get out your disappoint and then leave it behind. Life’s too short to be bummed all the time.
4. Do something you KNOW you will enjoy. Watch some gossip girl, read a book, call a friend….whatever it is that is guaranteed to brighten your mood.
Any other tips? How do you shake a bad day?