Generally I’m a very upbeat personality. Over the years I’ve learned to be balanced and avoid tipping too high or too low on a daily basis. For fifteen years I’ve been single parenting 4 kids and if I’d been the type to go off the deep end (either direction) well…things could have gotten ugly.
But even the most balanced of us have bad days. Mine are usually when I think my books are crap, and I should go get a ‘real’ job. lol. But over the years, realizing I couldn’t let myself wallow – because as the main pillar of the family, I set the tone that all the others follow. If I’m pissed off, it’s a guarantee that the kids will pick it up and start fighting amongst themselves or worse…with me! 🙂
And I’ve had to look for ways to actively turn my emotions around. I don’t always succeed, but most of the time my magical cure all works. What is that cure?
Learning about others who have it much worse than I do. Finding inspiration through other people’s success. There are many awesome videos out there, but here are a couple guaranteed to make everyone smile.
A Piece of Chalk
A Brother’s Love
So how do you deal with down days in your world?