Tip #80: If you’re having a bad day, keep telling yourself “tomorrow, it will be better.”
The why: Alas, even when you’re doing great in life, bad days can still happen.
It is so easy to feel that one bad day means a total backslide. That your anxiety is back with a vengeance, that it means you weren’t doing as well as you thought.
Don’t let one bad day turn into a bad week, a bad month, a bad year.
Bad days are a part of any journey and are totally normal. You’re not a failure.
But the problem with one bad day is that if you let it fester and grow, it can quickly spiral out into a bad week, a bad month, a bad year.
The fear that you’re back in the grips of anxiety can sometimes be the thing that makes it the case.
So, when you’re having a bad day, keep a mantra in mind:
“Tomorrow, it will be better.”
This tells your mind firmly and strongly that no matter how badly you’re feeling right now, that you’re not giving up, that you’re still optimistic, and that you’re going to be okay.
This mantra can even make you feel better in the moment, as it is a recognition that this bad feeling is transient, and as the sun rises tomorrow, it will be gone.