Are you having a bad day? Perhaps it’s extending to a bad week? Was everything going pretty well and then all of a sudden you wake up and it feels like it’s all gone a bit wrong. Are you having a wobble and does everything feel like a hard slog?
Things can get unexpectedly hard and it’s all the more frustrating when you’ve got no idea why or what’s changed.
It’s ok, you’re not alone. We all go through tough times.
I recently had a few days where everything felt suddenly decidedly wobbly. I started the New Year excited, with lots of energy. Everything appeared to be going smoothly and I was on a roll.
But then out of the blue I woke up and my mood had unexpectedly shifted. I wasn’t sure why or what happened but I felt like my confidence had somehow been knocked.
I blamed the January blue moon ;), but although that did affect many of us, what really helped me was to simply recognise that I was actually having a wobble and that it would pass. I’ve had them before and I’m sure that this won’t be my last one!
Life is full of mixed emotions.
When we learn to embrace them and accept all parts of these emotions, rather than to avoid them, we are able to find ways of dealing with and calming them.
We find that reassuring internal voice to get through to the other side.
Here are 3 tips to help you when you’re having a wobble:
- Reach out – Give a friend a call or speak to someone who will listen and give you some support. Let it out. You might feel silly or that it’s nothing, but the longer you hold onto it, the trickier it is to let it go. Ask yourself: ‘Who do I need to spend time with right now that will lift my energy?’
- Acceptance – Know that it’s ok to have a wobble. Life has its ups and downs, and we all have them. Give yourself permission to go back to bed or have a few hours off. Don’t always try to push through and hope it will go away. Ask yourself: ‘What do I need right now?’ Not only will you feel better but others will thank you for it too.
- Know that it will pass – Nothing is permanent. Everything can change in a moment. Even when everything is going beautifully it is open to change. Things happen. Things get in the way. But don’t let that stop you in your tracks so it feels like the end of the world. Ask yourself: ‘What good things might be just around the corner?’
Remember: Start small and build from there.
P.S. What one thing is causing you to wobble right now? By doing something different you will start to find a solution that works for you. Give it a go, what have you got to lose?
P.P.S Reply via email – I’d love to hear how you are getting on, or let me know if you’re struggling and need a little inspiration to make a start! firstname.lastname@example.org