DEPRESSION

Why mundane days are really good for us.

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an ordinary day

It’s interesting how  most of us think we’re supposed to feel happy every day.

Anticipating good things is, of course, good, but haven’t we all had days when no matter how much we hope for good, bad still happened?  I’m not talking about crisis’s. That’s a whole different thing.

I’m talking about the comments that hurt us, the sour faces we run into (including our own), the projects that don’t turn out the way we want and the schedule that starts off slow and completely fizzles by the end of the day.

That kind of a day.

Those day are neither good not bad   There’s nothing to cheer about but nothing to cry about either. It’s those mundane days doing mundane things.

Usually it’s a Monday. But I’m learning to really appreciate the mundane Mondays.  I’m learning to really appreciate drama-free days.

Mundane Mondays

Mundane Mondays

If you’re prone to depression though, these are the kinds of days to watch out for.  When we’re fin a good place, we can handle days like that but if we’re battling a low mood, these kind of days can prove to be a trigger to worse days.

Here’s what I do.  While I want “good” days (you can define what that is for you), I have to remind myself that some days are just “days”-neither good nor bad.

I try to redeem those kind of days by doing small tasks where I can experience some completion and some success. It might just be cleaning a closest or straightening up a room.  It might be a phone call or reading something I’ve been putting off.  Whatever it is, it gives me a sense of accomplishment and seems to break my cycle of constant evaluating how my day is going.

So far today, remind yourself, “It’s a day.  I don’t have to judge it or evaluate it. I can just live it.”

By the way, God bless and have a good day.