Mama said there’d be days like this

We’ve all been there. You get up early with your mind set on making the most of the day mama-said-thered-be-days-like-this-quote-1and getting tons accomplished. But no sooner do you think that, everything starts to go wrong. From spilling coffee on yourself, to traffic, to being late and on and on. You just can’t seem to catch a break.

I would be lying if I said I wasn’t having “one of those days”. With my anxiety level through the roof and time passing like it is literally running from me, I am frantically working to get everything done. However, I am letting my weaknesses get the best of me. I am putting too much stake in things that don’t really matter.

Here I am a hot mess, wondering how I will get everything done, when it dawns on me. I don’t have to get everything done. Sometimes we have to know when to call it quits for the day and be ok with putting things on tomorrow’s to do list.

Of course, the “achiever” in me hates this and wants to work till the wee hours of the morning getting everything done. The reality, though, is that I will likely be on fire with productivity tomorrow, so it actually makes more sense to just wait. Everyday is not always about getting everything done.

Some days you will struggle and everything will seemingly be working against you, but give yourself grace. If it can wait, then it should. Life is not about how many things you can accomplish in one day or getting everything checked off your list. In fact, if we were to live that way all the time we would be burnt out workaholics walking around like zombies never feeling a sense of satisfaction.

It is ok to have an off day. We all do. What matters is how you respond to it. If you can acknowledge that today was not your day and look to tomorrow and the opportunity it holds, then you will be just fine. Don’t hold on to the bad days, you won’t remember them anyway. So make the most and remember, “mama said there’d be days like this.”

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