I understand how tired you are, I know you have been super busy, didn’t sleep well, aren’t feeling great, and I have been in all of those places, and am still often in a lot of those places.
At work last week, I asked another staff member if he was feeling chipper (good), he said no, I’ve hardly had any sleep, we can’t all be chipper like you and all motivated. I didn’t tell him I’d been up half the night with gastro and I literally felt like shit, and was struggling to stay awake.
I get to chose how I feel and how I show up. If I took my mood to work with me that day, or my mood after several nights with poor sleep, then I’d be pretty cranky most of the time, but who wants to be around that all the time, plus it wastes so much energy being tired and grumpy.
This isn’t a judgement on him, I’m glad he was honest with me, because weirdly enough, I actually appreciate when people are honest and tell you how they are, rather than telling you the answer they think you want to hear.
Yet, we still get to choose how we feel.
We all get a choice, every day, how we show up in life. And there’s nothing wrong with telling people you feel like shit, but you also have the choice to change how you feel, by changing your thoughts.
There will be plenty of times that you aren’t feeling great, that’s just life. I am getting better at changing my thoughts, which then changes how I feel.
I will still have a terrible sleep some nights, that’s a fact, I will still have days where I actually choose to feel like crap, I am still human. But I can just as easily choose to have the thought that I feel good today, which then changes how I feel about my thoughts.
Give it a try sometime, it will change how you feel about your day. And if you do it often enough, it will change how you feel about your life.
Life is what you make of it. Change your thoughts, change your life.