I recently wrote about getting back on the horse and kicking off the training again after a long injury lay off, combined with some very slack personal motivation. I’m still injured in that I cant run, but that doesn’t preclude me getting out into the pool or pushing some weights.
I’m getting there, the foot is nearly better and I’m spending more time in the gym than ever before. It is important that I use this ‘down time’ wisely and if all goes to plan, I come out the other side fitter and stronger than when I initially got injured.
I still have ‘bad’ days, my love for cola bottles hasn’t gone away & the jar of Nutella still calls my name from the back of the press! but really what I’ve learned now is to use the bad days wisely.
When we have bad days, we tend to see things very negatively, we get frustrated and a lot of the time just give up on the task at hand. We think of failure rather than success and all the negative thoughts turn into a self fulfilling prophecy.
Dont let the bad days get on top of us, lets use the opportunity to learn about ourselves and the mistakes we make. What happened, why did it occur and where did it take place. Lets develop techniques to help deal with the times things don’t go right, its not the first time it will happen but perhaps if it happens again then recognise the signs and turn the situation around.
That way, our bad days become our good days because we are learning how to cope with the challenges that come along.
So kick those bad days to touch and make every day a good one.