Everyone Has Bad Days
Updated: Oct 2, 2019
To be completely honest, ya girl had a pretty rough day this past week. Like a stressed-out, full blown breakdown bad day. It happens, lol. Luckily, it inspired me to write this blog post and hopefully it will encourage some of you! Sometimes it can be easy to dig ourselves in a hole of negative thoughts when we're having a rough day. If this is you, keep reading and let me help you get out of your head!
1. Social media is everyone's highlight reel. As great as it seems, no one has a perfect, stress-free life.
With everyone posting their greatest moments on Instagram, it can be hard to believe people have bad days. I'm guilty of thinking this too! I'll look at some bloggers and I'll think to myself, "Wow, she really has it all figured out. Her pictures are perfect and she always gets great brand deals." Then I have to remind myself just because everything looks good on social media doesn't mean their life is perfect. Let's be real, who REALLY has it all figured out?
I've even had someone approach me saying that same thing. I posted a picture on a day that I was super cranky, but of course in the picture I look carefree and happy. I can't remember exactly what they said, but it was something along the lines of, "Wow you're living your best life while I'm at home doing _____." I immediately had to tell them the reality of the picture that Instagram doesn't see lol! Like oh no girl, I was CRANKY and wished I was home in bed instead of shooting.
2. Sometimes things don't go as planned, and that is OKAY.
Trust me, I know how upsetting it is when you have high expectations for something and it blows up in your face. It can really take a toll on your self-confidence and allow self-doubt to take over your thoughts. This was actually the straw that broke the camel's back for me this week and caused me to have a breakdown. On top of having a crazy busy week, something I was really excited for went pretty badly and it was really upsetting.
Now, I definitely think it's healthy to let yourself be sad about something but you can't just sulk in that sadness. I cried it out, prayed, talked to a friend and then took myself out for ice cream (lol). As simple as it sounds, that really helped me. All of this allowed me to get that negativity out! By praying and venting to a friend, I was able to get myself out of my head and stop being hard on myself. It's important to remember that starting something new will bring you struggles. You make mistakes and fail, but you learn from them. You can't let little or big failures scare you away from what you really want to do. Also, by praying God reminded me that I am fully equipped and He would never send opportunities my way if He didn't think I was ready. When I'm overwhelmed or upset, I can always lean on Him.
PS: Remember that there is ALWAYS something to be grateful for. This can be something as small as the cup of coffee you had that morning or the weather that day.
I hope the next time you're having a bad day, you remember this post and are uplifted. It's a bad day, not a bad life.