So you’ve had a bad day. Yuck. This episode is your survival and revival guide to a bad day.
This week’s Inspire Me quote is from Soren Kierkegaard:
“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”
In this episode, Leary and Armin discuss those bad day blues and how to keep a bad day from getting worse. They suggest taking five steps:
- Express. Acknowledge what’s happened by talking it out with a good listener; or journal about it. What’s your blocked goal?
- Lesson. Find what the situation might teach you.
- Reframe. Identify and reframe your expectations.
- Protect. Protect your most important relationships from a bad-day spillover.
- Redeem. Determine what steps you can take to redeem a bad day.
Quotes from the show:
- “A bad day can affect your mindset about every single aspect of life.” —Armin Assadi
- “Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse.” —Lily Tomlin
- “Embrace your bad day as an experience rather than something that is wrong with you.” —Armin Assadi
- “The key is to understand, ‘What was my blocked goal? What was the thing that I couldn’t control?'” —Leary Gates
- “It’s important to be prepared to say, ‘If I have a bad day, this is how I’m going to respond.'” —Armin Assadi
- “When I have a bad day, I like to ask, ‘Will I remember this day a year from now?'” —Leary Gates
- “No one deserves a good day every day.” —Leary Gates
This week’s Challenge Me:
If you’re having a bad day, identify what your blocked goal was? How can you reframe it?
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Resources mentioned in or related to this podcast:
- The job cleanse: 5 strategies for detoxifying form your former employer, Episode 3 of the Reinventure Me podcast.
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