Have you had days when it seems as if it gets off on the wrong foot and then goes downhill from there?
Or perhaps the day started out great but then there was a little glitch…you recovered but then there’s another one, and then another. Next thing you know, it’s an avalanche and you’re buried underneath it all.
I’ve had those days, too.
Short periods of rest are important every day but when everything seems to be going wrong and you’re overwhelmed, it’s vitally important to take a rest break.
While you’ll probably use part of the break to lick your wounds, get through that phase as quickly as possible.
It’s critically important that you take the time to center yourself in the knowledge that you ARE capable, competent, valuable; your contributions ARE important, needed, and vital.
Use your rest periods to build yourself up!
Now is the time to take out the list of power statements about yourself that you keep handy. Now is the time to repeat them to yourself.
Now is the time to turn on your playlist of inspirational, motivational music and messages. Now is the time to listen to those songs and messages and nothing else.
If you haven’t done this for yourself or if you can’t find your list, go to the Pep Rally category on this blog and read those posts. Take out the power phrases and pep words that resonate with you and that give you a boost. Repeat them to yourself often and all day long.
If you don’t have a playlist, here are ones that work for me that I’ve shared in posts: What I’ve Learned: Outside of the Comfort Zone posted on 2/10/16 and Playlist for When You’re Feeling Discouraged posted on 3/29/16, and for a list of inspirational videos in the post Change: Videos to Inspire You posted on 4/11/16. When you find a song or a speech that resonates with you, listen to it often. If possible, have it playing quietly in the background all day long.
You can do this; you can make your rest breaks count. You have what it takes to turn your attitude to the positive.
Celebrate yourself because you ARE awesome!
Your Friend and Pep Pal,