“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
We all have bad days.
Days when you feel:
There’s no rhyme or reason to it.
You wake up in a funk and can’t shake it off.
You might try all your usual tricks to pull yourself out of it, like:
📖Reading a book.
🎸Listening to music.
But nothing seems to work.
But there is one thing I have found that virtually ALWAYS works.
95%-99% of the time, a good night’s sleep cures my bad mood or mindset.
Of course, it can also be hard to fall asleep if you’re feeling anxious. Here are some things I do to help myself…
Yoga For 15 Minutes — I always use Yoga With Kassandra on YouTube. Her routines are awesome, free, and help me relax for bed.
Breathing Exercises For 5 Minutes — I use the Breathwrk app. It’s got several quick and easy breathing exercises to help you de-stress and fall asleep.
Put Phone In Other Room — If I’m anxious, I check my phone way too much as I’m trying to fall asleep. Only solution is to put it in the other room.
So, the next time you’re having a rough day, remember that it’s not permanent — tomorrow is a new day.
Get some sleep.
To learn more about how sleep affects your emotions, watch this short video by sleep scientist Matt Walker. It’s super interesting.