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Good days and bad days

Yesterday was a bad day.

Mentally and emotionally, it was a bad day.

It was a day where I had no focus, no motivation and lacked any direction and vision. It didn’t matter what I worked on, I just couldn’t get anything done.

Then, because it didn’t feel like I was making progress with anything, it was frustrating me and making me feel even worse.

It was a dangerous and vicious circle that I knew wasn’t going to get any better if I kept trying to push through it and force progress to be made.

I ended up having to tap out.

I had to admit to myself that it was a bad day and accept it.

It was the best decision to do mentally and emotionally, rather than letting the day continue to beat me up.

The rest of the day was spent on “me” time. Not really doing much at all.

Fast forward to today.

Today, is a good day.

I’ve woken up in a better frame of mind ready to tackle the day and catch up on what I didn’t get done yesterday.

Why did yesterday feel like such a bad day?

I don’t know.

I really don’t know. But it could’ve been a number of things or a culmination of multiple factors.

It could’ve been the supplements I was taking for the day, it could’ve been the lack of sleep from the night before, it could’ve been the fact that I have been going non-stop for the past two months with no break, it could’ve been stress, or it could’ve been things I’m dealing with in my life.

Regardless, it was a bad day. But, I acknowledged it. And, I backed away.

As much as we only want there to be good days.

Sometimes, there is going to be bad days.

Days in which we lose focus and motivation and go around in circles. Doubting ourselves, questioning our decisions, worrying about things in the future.

It’s not a bad thing when this happens.

We can’t win every single day.

There are going to be days where we aren’t feeling one hundred percent and feel drained and aren’t able to perform at our best.

Being able to identify these days and being ok with walking away from them is the hardest part, but a crucial part that we need to be able to master.

If we can identify the bad days and deal with them on the day, it stops them from carrying across and creating a bad week, month or even year.

Remember, everybody has good days and bad days.

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