02 Nov Starting Anew
My favorite parts of the day are at the very end and the very beginning. I’m a fan of the ending of the day because it means that I get to go to sleep, and there’s nothing better than laying your head down on your pillow after a long day. And as I get older, I come to appreciate that little fact more and more. Alternatively, I enjoy the start of the day because it’s full of so many different possibilities. It doesn’t matter what happened the day before. When I wake up, anything is possible, like today for instance.
When I went to bed last night, I wasn’t in the best mood. My Fridays are my longest day in the work week. I work over ten hours, and everything that could possibly have gone wrong went wrong yesterday. My first client that I’ve been working with for a handful of months, who has been relatively good as of late, had an Oscar worthy outburst in the middle of the school day. It took me ages to get him to calm down, and it wasn’t easy to do either. After I finished up with my first client, I went to see my second one. This individual lives in a part of town where parking is hard to come by. Most days I get there early enough so that I can find a space before session starts. This time, however, I drove around for ages before I could find one. By the time I squeezed into a little spot, session was already supposed to have started. Unfortunately for me, the place that I parked was nowhere near where my client’s home was, so I had to run there in order to avoid being even later than I already was. When I finally made it into where my client lives things went from bad to worse. For some reason, he was having an off day as well. He threw two tantrums that lasted for 15 minutes apiece, and it seemed like none of my usual tactics were able to calm him down. By the time the second tantrum rolled around I was so tired that I just decided to let him cry until he had gotten it out of his system. This definitely isn’t my favorite way to handle that situation, but at that moment in time, it was all I could manage to do. By the time our time together had come to an end, I was exhausted to say the least. I had never been so happy to get out of that house in my entire time working with the kid. And when I got home, I had a quick bite to eat and then went to bed early. I was so happy my day was behind me and that I could wake up fresh and start anew the next day.
I haven’t been awake for very long this morning, but I am excited with the prospect of what’s to come. Friday and the headache I experienced with it is behind me, and I am able to start fresh again today. Just like every day before me, I have a list of events that I plan on getting done. And because it’s a new day, I’ll be able to try and accomplish what I need to get accomplished today. Sure, things may not go according to plan, but the thing is that I have the chance to make things go my way. It doesn’t matter what happened yesterday or the day before that, or the day before that. What matters is that I make the most of today, and that’s what you should focus on too.
Positive thinker, today is a brand new day, and you can choose to make the best of it! What happened in the past can stay in the past. Don’t let one or two bad moments stop you from making the most of toady. You can choose to dwell on the negative or you can choose to move on from it. The choice is entirely up to you. And I don’t know about you, but I definitely prefer the latter option!
Make sure not to waste your fresh start! Choose the brighter path! Choose to begin anew!