Not A Good Day, Get Up Anyway

Not A Good Day, Get Up Anyway

What is the importance of patience, endurance, and resilience?

One must realize that every day will not be a good day. And whether it be a good day or a bad one, you still have to get up anyway.

There is nothing wrong with wanting to become better.

And one must always have desires and goals to look forward to and accomplish, day to day. However, one must remember that our aspirations may not come that simple and easy. Energy is a very important part of one’s being. When this is depleted, it will be difficult to face the tasks ahead. One can try because it is not an impossibility, but the lack of energy may make moving along the road rough, tough, and heavier to tread.

The ups and downs that we experience are nothing out of the ordinary.

Don’t let the slowdowns bring you down. I mean, one can permit one’s self to feel let down, out, exhausted, and just plain lazy. That is perfectly fine. But never stay there. Don’t stay in bed too long, get up and go on.

It is one’s responsibility to recharge in anyway that they see fit.

Some may take a cup of coffee, or two, or three. (Yes, I have started a Podcast, please click the link to have a listen.) Some may prefer just tea. For some it is going for a run, playing a sport, or hitting the gym. For some it may mean a walk in the park, a talk with a good friend, or spending time with a pet. It could also mean comfort food, or reading a good book.

As for me, writing may give me a burst of energy.

But how about those days that I don’t feel like writing anything at all? I allow my self to wallow and think of the sparrow or the swallow because, eventually, things will just fall into place by themselves. And here I am, writing again with enthusiasm. There is always a time for everything. A time when there is so much to fill, and a time to just become still.

If you are serving your life’s purpose…

And only you can know what it is, a time of work or a time of rest is never time wasted. Growth never means always on the move, sometimes growth comes with pain and at times waiting. Just keep doing your best and, when your body asks for it, rest. Becoming anxious is quite funny. It comes when you have so much to do in a day, it also happens when you have nothing to do at all. To borrow some words from Alanis Morisette: “Isn’t it ironic? Don’t you think?”

Our feelings are valid.

Our mental state are not always in its best shape. Give yourself a break. Cut yourself some slack. But please promise me this, sooner or later, you are going to bounce back! It may not be a good day, but get up anyway!

Note: This is coming from my business experience. There will be really good days in sales, but there will be days when you get nothing at all. But, this is no reason to quit. Business has its ups and downs and this is where the importance of patience, endurance, and resilience come into play. You have to keep your operations going, and when bad days come, anticipate the good days afterwards and never cease to pray. Taking this as a challenge to create more and better strategies for sales and marketing moving forward.

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41 thoughts on “Not A Good Day, Get Up Anyway

  1. Whenever I am not feeling good in the morning (nor that I’m sick or pregnant), I force myself to have a nice cold shower and imagining I am in a wonderful resort getaway, and my time must not be wasted. There, immediately I feel better and motivated.
    But there are times that it is okay to have a non-great day. It is normal.

  2. If today is not a good day, I know that the next one will come soon, which has a good chance for being better. Such days just have to be overcome.

  3. This article spoke volumes for me. I’m physically disabled and wracked with daily pain. So there are many days when I don’t “want to” do anything. But I know I have to. Especially with 4 kids. I love to write and read. I also take time to work puzzles. These are how I relax and get back to feeling strong.

  4. True…get up, go out, take a walk, attend some neighbourhood activities safely etc. All these help in lifting spirits and mood.

  5. I need coffee in order to properly wake up in the mornings. Sometimes, to recharge, I take half an hour and just lay on the couch in the afternoon. That works for me.

  6. I go through periods of struggle, as we all do, and one of my friends shared something from Jon Gordon that will stay with me forever:
    “No matter what anyone says, just show up and do the work.

    If they praise you, show up and do the work.

    If they criticize you, show up and do the work.

    If no one even notices you, just show up and do the work.

    Just keep showing up, doing the work, and leading the way.”

  7. Recharging can be SO different from person to person. My favourite is curling up with my pets, either indoors in bed/on the couch or outside in the hammock. They never fail to boost my mood and help me forget about the stresses of the day. When things have been extremely stressful or I have recently dealt with a major change, my husband and I escape with the pets, camping. It takes my usual recharge activities and adds in the comfort of being out in nature.

  8. What a lovely reminder for everyone! You are right, no matter how hard we try, not every day will be great. We always have to embrace the bad along with the good. We cannot have light without darkness!

  9. very inspiring post! I agree you don’t have to always feel your best and very motivated. You can not feel great without feeling worse

  10. Well written. They’ll be bad days but we shouldn’t let those days define who we are. It’s okay to not be okay but we must learn to rise up regardless of what life throws at us. Nice read.

  11. Love that you said that our feelings are valid and that we should learn to give ourselves a break and cut some slack. Problems are normal and we can always bounce back. Thank you for inspiring us!

  12. This a great. I think it is important to take time out and just do nothing, but only no and again. Don’t make it into a habit

  13. This is an important message that so many people need to hear including myself. Not everyday is going to be a great day, but that is fine. Just get up. Coffee is definitelty my go to like you mentioned. That extra burst of energy is often enough to get me motivated and moving.

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