It’s a tricky, tricky thing. You are tired, it’s been a long weekend, you haven’t recovered from the last week of routine, work, school, life, and it’s starting all over again. And in the midst of this, you may have tired children as well … how do we find some happiness when it all just seems too hard?
Make small goals!
Shorten your yoga practice, or your run, or your normal feel good thing. There is no advantage going into exercise dreading it. Play that game with yourself where you say, ok, you’re just going to do something for 10 minutes rather than 40 minutes … if you are doing it and feel good, by all means, carry on, but you will definitely feel better if you have done even 10 minutes rather than nothing.
Start off the day doing some mindless things. If your brain is tired, don’t try and have that important discussion or make that phone call. Clear your email, put on that load of washing … do something that doesn’t require you to think about it.
Keep the instructions for your children short and to the point. We are all definitely guilty of over-complicating things at times. When we are tired this will never work. Keep it simple and you will keep the problems to a minimum.
These four things might seem small and not that big a deal, but if you are tired and you don’t do them, it will definitely start your day off in a negative way.
Keep things simple, keep things short, keep things small … as you warm up, get into your day, build on the small successes, and you will find that there is still a lot of happiness to be found, even if it initially felt too hard.