8 Bold and Fearless Practices For A Bad Day

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Life can be simple and bold, or it can be complicated and fearful. I make the choice.

Today I chose fear

I woke up feeling tired – unwilling to move or get started.

There was no one to blame. I was responsible; I decided to hold back, get in my own way, whine, sit on the pity pot, and wallow.

It’s because of times like these that I write wild and inspiring things on index cards: affirmations, quotes, and other inspiring stuff.

This morning I did the very thing I fight doing. Even though it’s been proven to help, even though it’s worked before, I still fight it.

I decided to sit with my feelings for one hour. I did nothing but breathe. I got still. I calmed my mind. 

Next, I opened a favorite book for a little inspiration and found one of my random index cards in it. Turns out it was three powerful quotes. Just what I needed.

“When you’re not practicing, someone in the world is. Put in the disciplined effort. Be willing to pay the price.”

“I’m going to get it done, no matter what it takes, no matter what comes up. It’s a done deal.”

“You are responsible for the results you intend. No excuses.” 

When life has you down, try implementing the following steps:

Get quiet and let it be. Don’t beat yourself up. Take a break when you feel discouraged or drained. Don’t use force. Instead, be gentle and kind. Take time to breathe.

Bet on yourself. Bet on your dreams coming true. Bet on someone helping you. Bet on your ability to receive. Bet on the universe meeting you halfway. Bet on your ultimate success.

Believe the very best. Believe in your value and worthiness. Believe in your talent, abilities, and gifts. Believe in a life filled with love, joy and happiness. Believe it’s already yours.

Make things happen. It’s time to move forward. Seek uncomfortable change. Move to the next level. Dare to discover new horizons. When you get to the edge, go farther. Risk.

Create your love story. Invite love into your life. Sprinkle kindness everywhere. Send loving blessings to others. Overcome fear.  Write a happy ending.  

Turn a loss into a win. Investigate what went wrong. Take responsibility. Decide what you can do differently. Choose to learn your lesson. Go in a new direction. Be confident. Stay strong.

Call in backup. Reveal your fiasco. Request a mentor. Ask for help. Receive support. Invite a fresh perspective. Get out of your own way. Breathe.

You have permission to shine. Show up. Brighten up. Use your light. Make the world a better place. Reap the rewards. Sparkle and shine!

Give thanks. Write in a gratitude journal. There isn’t one excuse worthy of not shouting from the rooftop about the abundance in life that flows freely, seeping out everywhere, with more on the way. Be grateful for blessings in advance!

When you have a bad day be willing to do what it takes to turn it around. Make each day the best of your life. You have the power to do it by changing your energy, perception and actions. Let’s be committed to turning every bad day into a good one!


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  • Sebastian Aiden Daniels August 28, 2014, 11:09 am

    I pinned this for you : D.

    I think turning a loss into a win is so important in a person’s ability to bounce back from any loss. The faster you can do this the quicker you can move on. I also agree with calling in backups. I am getting better at doing this because I find it is the best way to get some positive reinforcement .

  • Tess August 28, 2014, 10:30 pm

    Your so wise and I’m grateful that you share your thoughts with The Bold Life community. Gratitude to you for the pin:)

  • Cathy Taughinbaugh August 29, 2014, 8:11 am

    Great suggestions here, Tess. “It’s time to move forward. Seek uncomfortable change. Move to the next level.” is something that always makes sense for me. When things are not going well I choose to keep moving to be better place. Thanks!

  • Tess August 30, 2014, 8:36 am

    I think we’re doing both for this last quarter of the year, moving forward and making uncomfortable changes. See you at the top!

  • Iva Ursano September 1, 2014, 9:26 am

    I loved the second quote “When you’re not practicing,….” That’s motivation enough for me right there to get focused! Sometimes it only takes just one quote to open our eyes, Tess! This was a timely read for me. Thank you. Great article!!

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