Wednesday 5th May 2021

Today I want to talk about setting the right state of mind at the start of the day. It is really easy to get into a situation where something bad happens early on in the day and the day quickly starts to spiral downward. Before you know it you are feeling miserable and having the worst kind of day.

This trigger event doesn’t even have to be anything big. It can be as simple as reading an email or a social media post that makes you feel bad in some way. Once this has happened it is really difficult for you to turn your day around and make your day better. I first noticed this a few years back. I noticed that on days were I had a bad start to the day I was significantly more irritable throughout the rest of the day than in days there my day started better.

So what can I do about this?

It clearly isn’t possible to control all aspects of your day, particularly when your day involves a lot of interactions with other people. There are some things that you can control which can help to start the day in a more positive way.

Some of the things that I find helpful in this way are: reading for half an hour, skipping the social media (at least for a few hours), listing to my favourite songs and going for a walk in nature.

This isn’t a guarantee for a happy fun filled day but for me it helps put me into a positive state of mind. This can sometimes help me to be somewhat immune to the negativity which seems to be all around at the moment.

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