We’ve all them…those days when life beats us down. Either we yell at a co-worker, make someone upset, take on the weight of the world, get in trouble with the boss – the list goes on and on.
But what do we do when that happens?
I turn to my friends, family and yes, my writing, to pull me out of those moments. The people in my life – online and in person – help me refocus and let go of whatever is bugging me. If it was something I did that contributed to the bad day, they help me put it all in perspective.
My writing allows both an escape and a cathartic release – because of course I am going to use my pent up emotions in some scene!
A wonderful friend once reminded me that the rough days help to provide a frame of reference for the good days…a way of defining things. I happen to agree with this. It is these more challenging moments that give me perspective in my life – and force me to grow.
Not to mention a lot of great food for my emotional scenes.
So the next time it is a rough day, remember to frame it in the right context – and be thankful. The things you’re struggling through may give you exactly what you need later.
How do you cope with “those” days?