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Life Coaching Corner: What to Do on the Days You Don't Feel Your Best


Let’s face it we all have days when we are not our best. There are various reasons in our lives such as challenging life events or health issues that can contribute to not feeling your best.


Perhaps you feel sluggish from the extreme heat we have had, or maybe you are coping with having to take care of a loved one and you are exhausted. Whatever the reason or reasons, you can do some practical things that can help on those days when you are just not your best.


There are times when there is no particular reason we are having an off day. Some days we just are going through the motions of the day so that we can still go to work, or manage whatever it is that we do.


Here are some truths about those days that are not your best:


  1. They don’t last. Yes, you may have circumstances such as loss that can delay you from having better days, but usually, we don’t have consecutive, ongoing not-so-good days. If you do, there is most likely a reason such as depression or health-related issues that are causing you to not be your best.

  2. You can still CHOOSE to focus on those things that are good, lovely, praiseworthy, and a good report. Choosing to think about these things can improve the way that you feel.

  3. Do what you can when you are not having the best day. Get your priority tasks done first, while setting limits on everything else. If you are needing rest or a nap instead of involving yourself in another activity, listen to your body.

  4. Exercise, if you are not already doing so to release feel-good endorphins in your brain.

  5. Some days you just have to do things anyways, even if you don’t feel like it. I encourage you when you still have to push through your day, give yourself a small reward at the end. Rewards are huge motivators on those particularly rough days.

  6. Be kind to yourself. Life is not always the easiest, so remember that everyone has days that are not their best. Focus on what you do right.

  7. You can ask the Holy Spirit to help you. Don’t try and muster up strength on your own, but ask the Holy Spirit to strengthen you.


A lot of our not-so-good days are the way we think. One of the best things that you can do to turn your day around is to focus on those things that are good and lovely. This is not to say ignore how you feel. You can write out your feelings in a journal as a way to dump your problems. You can also pray to God and ask Him to help you. Release those cares and concerns to God and then you might be better able to focus on the good and lovely.



 

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