How do you change your attitude?

Have you ever had those days where everything frustrates you?  Let me rephrase that, have you ever had those days where everything makes you angry?  Nope, that still doesn’t sound right. Have you ever had those days where everything just makes you want to yell and scream and flip over tables?  Ya that was me yesterday. 

I accidentally put on my cranky pants when I woke up yesterday. I didn’t mean to, but I let every little interaction, event, and thing get to me. I chose to have a bad attitude, and it made for a really exhausting and challenging day. Especially since I work in a job that involves working directly with the public. My interactions with the people provide a sufficent number of challenges that are made so much more difficult when I start with a poor attitude. 

I managed to get through the day without yelling, screaming, or flipping over tables. However, it wasn’t an easy task to accomplish. I quickly realized that I needed to find my happy place so I made a list of my five favourite things in the world that can always put me back into a better mood. 

  1. All you can eat Sushi
  2. Starbucks
  3. Puppies
  4. Hand made slippers
  5. Cuddles

I find that staying positive can sometimes be so hard when faced with challenging situations in life. Yesterday was a really challenging day, but I came home to find my puppy and we cuddled while I was wearing hand made slippers and sipping on a earl grey tea from Starbucks (yes… I actually ordered a simple earl grey tea).  

It was a pretty rough day that I had to use four out of the five things on my list, but it worked and I went to bed feeling like everything would be okay when I woke up this morning. As it turned out, today is a pretty good day!

What makes you feel better when you’re having a bad day?

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4 thoughts on “How do you change your attitude?

  1. There are really days when everything seems to go wrong.It was not for me today but for someone I interacted with. I anchored a call-in program on radio and one lady tried several times to participate to win the prize but every time the line went off. When this happens to me what I tell myself is ‘For everything give thanks to God.’

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  2. Some years ago I adapted a line from Shakespeare.
    He wrote “All’s well that ends well. ”
    Great, happy endings are lovely.
    I wrote “All’s well that ends.”
    The wisdom of shift work.
    Tough it out, and soon enough it ends.
    If a job calls for such reasoning too often, time for it to end. Move on. Life is too short to suffer that way.

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  3. while Sushi is on my list, I avoid the “all you can eat” variety. You get much better quality at an “À la carte” Restaurant!

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