Last Wednesday I had a bad day. It started out innocently enough, but I was depleted in the energy bank, and feeling rundown. I popped an echinacea, and started my busy day. I was off to teach a private lesson, then to another spot to perform in the silks and lyra. I underestimated my pale nature in the heat of the Florida sun. Hanging upside down, while spinning, in the heat for a few hours further depleted me. I wasn’t done yet. I was off to teach aerial and dance classes later on, and by this point I just wanted to lay down and take a nap.
Because of my loopy nature, I hit my head on the lyra after hanging it, which made my already splitting headache feel good for a second as it took my mind off the dull aching pain that I was trying to ignore. I mottled through that class, and actually was embarrassed at how off my game I was. I really strive to make every class worthwhile for my students.
Later that night, after making it home driving with only one eye, a blinding present migraine clouding the vision in the other eye, I lay on the couch trying to get the pain to stop. Drifting in and out of sleep, I had anxiety dreams about the horrible, horrendous, no good class I taught that I was sure no one would ever return for ever again!
The next day I woke up feeling pretty down about myself. Then I decided to perk up. I decided to make a plan for myself, and set out to draw up some ideas to better my teaching, and myself.
It’s important to remind ourselves that we all have bad days, and days where, because we are humans and not robots, we won’t be feeling at the top of our game. But your mindset allows you to stop that chain of bad vibes and to abruptly put an end to the thoughts that are haunting and clouding your judgement about how awesome you can be.
Remember to perk it up, buttercup, whenever you’re feeling low down and not so good about something. Put a plan into effect to change it right quick. Go out and be awesome!!!!