The Recovering Pessimist

Helping pessimists see the bright side of life without losing their "half empty" roots.

Random Thought #19: Fresh Starts


The Recovering Pessimist: Random Thought #19: Fresh Starts - Having a bad day is inevitable. How you choose to deal with that bad day is what matters...because you'll have another bad day. | #amwriting #recoveringpessimist #optimisticpessimistI have bad days.

You have bad days.

We ALL have bad days.

Having a bad day is one of my top five things I don’t enjoy experiencing. It’s right up there with menstrual cramps and migraines. Experiencing them is inevitable, however, I choose how I deal with them. I can wallow in pain, or I can develop coping mechanisms to make them manageable. I use the same approach for bad days.

For example, I tell myself the following:

  • Today will come to an end.
  • While today was bad, today could’ve been worse.
  • Midnight brings a fresh start of 24 hours for me to make good use of.

I’ll be honest, sometimes none of the above works and that’s okay. In those instances, I come home and try to decompress. If that doesn’t work, I shower, eat, and go to bed. Sometimes, turning my brain off is what’s needed to escape from the claws of a bad day.

[bctt tweet=”It’s all about how you choose to deal with bad days. Choose wisely.” username=”MsWalton”]

Until next time,






Definition: A plethora of people and/or events (sht) that transform an otherwise normal day into a disarray (fck).

Used in a sentence: Last Friday was a bunch of fcksht.

Monday Madness


Mondays. No matter how hard I try to plan, it seems like things always go horribly wrong. Ugh!

This is my new theme song, thanks to Elle Varner.

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