Lindsay White

Ever have a day where it seems like nothing goes quite right? You have an argument with your husband before he leaves for work and your kids are miserable zombies that you have to nag just to get moving? Yup, that’s been my day today. Even my morning workout, which usually pumps me up didn’t quite do the trick this morning. It’s just going to be one of those days.

Honestly, I seriously considered just pulling the covers over my head and going back to sleep this morning. The thought of staying in bed all day and just feeling sorry for myself definitely had its appeal. I could have text my trainer and said I had a headache, I could have cancelled my meetings and turned the ringer off on my phone. I could have complete avoided any and all feelings today. But I didn’t. I dragged my ass out of bed, put on my workout gear, got sweaty, got clean and now here I sit, staring at my computer willing myself to do some work. But I can’t focus. Don’t have an intelligent thought in my head. Can even flip through Facebook…I just have no interest. About the only thing I have the energy to do is to sit here and write. The effort of typing is almost too much.

​So, the question is, what do I do about it? Well, I’ve decided today I’m going to choose to be gentle with myself. I’m going to put on some comfy clothes and thick socks. I’m going meditate for a while, or maybe I’ll just sit quietly and be sad. I may even have a bath and a good cry later. The one thing that I’m not going to do is try and make myself be happy. Being authentic is one of my core values and today I am authentically sad, and even sad I’m still enough.

What do you do when you just feel sad? Do you try and push through the feeling or do you embrace the sadness until it passes? We’d love to hear your thoughts and advice.