A Bad Day Is No Excuse

This Week's Simple Tip

Have you ever been at the receiving end of someone who takes their bad day out on whoever they encounter? Perhaps at times you are the one snapping back at someone who "interrupts" when you are wrapped up in your own little world.

We all have challenging days but that really is no excuse for taking it out on others. Watch the clip below to see how people are affected by someone not controlling their emotions.

My husband will chuckle when he reads this am I am sometimes challenged with a short fuse at times. For my work in process, I have adopted this intention I found by award-winning author Caroline Myss:

"My prayer today is to become more mindful of my personal actions. What motivates me to do what I do and to say the things I do to others? I often dismiss my actions because of stress or anger but the people I hurt along the way do not dismiss what I've said or done. Every action and every word carries a consequence. Every person has stress and every person has anger. I would not like to be someone's target and I ask for the grace to become more mindful not to harm others just because I am having a bad day."

This Week's Focus

This week when you are feeling stretched, overtired or upset, be mindful of your words and actions. Own your emotions and instead of lashing out at others, consider the fact that your actions carry consequences -- make them positive ones!!

Click on the serenity sticky to print, cut and post on your bathroom mirror to remind you of this week's focus. Good luck!

A Little Helpful Hint

Find out why many people are like garbage trucks that are looking for a place to dump when full. What an unexpected and positive way to react when negativity comes our way!

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