Thursday, October 2, 2014

Having a off day?

Having an off day not a day off -  you know the kind of day that you just feel down or crabby.

I could ask if you have ever had an off day?  But that would just be silly, we all have them at sometime or another.  

I had a off day this past week and I couldn't figure out why.  It was very frustrating to me because I had no idea why I was feeling the way I was. I just wanted to curl up and go back to bed.  That was not an option however.  So I had struggled for an hour or so and as I thought about what was bugging me I realized I had several options to pick myself up and get out of the mood I was in.
  1. I prayed and asked God to help me get through the day and opened my Bible to see what he would give me for the day
  2. I turned on Christian music and blasted it
  3. I told myself I was going to choose joy today (that was something I had learned from a pastors wife years ago)
  4. I decided to make a to do list and check it off as I moved through my day
After a couple of hours I started to feel better and was getting stuff done and I realized it was because I was choosing joy.   I surrounded myself with positive things.

The question is how do you handle it when you have an "off  - day"?


  1. You've listed some great strategies for dealing with those off days we all have, Nanette. Finding things to be thankful for helps me, too. So thankful that God helps us through the tough times!

  2. Great strategies, Nanette. Finding things to be thankful for helps me -- and that's much like choosing joy, isn't it?