I woke up feeling really low.
I wasn't operating at full strength, as I was recovering from the after effects of a cold. I still felt the stress of the previous day....
Yesterday was an absurdly busy time at work, made even more difficult due to tech problems on the computer network. I had persevered, worked through it, ploughed through a pile of work in the afternoon. This was followed by a busy evening of voluntary work, which I found challenging - I was aware of so much that was happening that I found it tough to cope with it all. I carried on, anyway... And I paid the price, later! I had tremendous difficulty in unwinding when I eventually got in, well into the evening. Sleep was elusive. I did manage to get a few hours, but I slept fitfully, with my night full of dreams that threatened to pull me back down. I was tired, and my joints ached as I got up this morning to face the day...
I am told that such negativity is made so much worse if you let it overwhelm you. So, today, I made a choice. I fought back.
- I prayed.
- I bent my Father's ear about how I felt about the last 24 hours, and then I put the previous day aside. Enough!
- I chose to start the next portion of the current day in a positive way. Out with the negativity!
- I took pains to find all the positives in my work, ditching my usual routine and in one case going the extra mile to contact a colleague to help them. And I received a real blessing in return!
- I posted a great bible quote that really helped me today on my Facebook wall. And started to spread some positivity...the 'likes' made me feel so much better as each rolled in...
Have you ever struggled in this way with negativity? Fight back!