I woke up on my way to work like any other day. While getting my breakfast ready, I found out the microwave wasn’t working anymore. I couldn’t have my usual breakfast because I needed the microwave to warm up my veggie burger. I told myself that I wasn’t going to let it affect my day. I would just have to have breakfast at work. I decided to leave early.
I go out to the car and put the key in the ignition and nothing happens. The radio comes on but the engine didn’t come on. I tried for about 5 minutes and nothing. I just told myself that I would just take an uber and be chauffeured to work then. It wasn’t my car and the landlord happened to be out of town. I would text the landlord when I got to work. I left the key at home and took the uber to work.
I get to work and got breakfast. I just got a bagel because nothing else looked good. After eating the bagel, my tooth started to hurt. I was thinking what is going on today. I decided that it wasn’t going to ruin my day. After an hour the toothache went away.
I ended up having a great day at work. It wasn’t too busy and I didn’t get any admissions or discharges.
I was thinking to myself how I didn’t let any of the situations in my day affect my mood. I could have chose to tell myself that I was having a bad day and let it affect my mood.
I have trained my brain to see the positive. It took a while for me to do that. I have to practice positivity daily. At the end of the day, I think of 3 things that I’m grateful for. It could be things that happened that day or it could be other things.
Situations will always arise that you might not like. I’ve found that I always have the power to choose how to react or not react to a situation. I also have the power to not let it affect my mood.
Sometimes I do have some days that I have to struggle to hold onto my positivity. It is getting easier every day not to let things affect my mood. Eating healthy foods every day has also given me a big boost to my mood. I didn’t know until I started to eat healthy how much that affected my mood.
So next time, you find yourself having a bad day. Just remember something that makes you smile or laugh. This youtube video always makes me laugh. When I’m at work and I’m feeling stressed, I try to take the time to watch this video and get myself laughing again.