I don’t think you should try to be anything you’re not. If you’re not smiling all the time or always happy – I don’t think it matters. If you’re having bad day, show you’re having a bad day. Don’t try to put up something that’s fake.
I don’t like being judged by people at the best of times. But if your judging me for having a bad day, then you can royally do one!
Life isn’t a Disney film. We don’t jump straight out of bed in the mornings with a nauseatingly wide smile on our faces and singing the praises of the upcoming day. I’m certainly more Eeyore and Grumpy then Tiger and Happy most days. And on these days, I honestly couldn’t give two fig rolls what anyone thinks.
It’s still a sad indictment of our society though when people place judgement upon someone for not acting as though they are in a good mood.
The truth of the matter is, we don’t know about other people’s lives. We don’t know what might be causing them to feel the way they do. A break up? A loss? Or maybe they’ve just woken up on the wrong side of bed?
At the end of the day, we have the right to have a bad day, regardless of what anyone else says. And we shouldn’t be made to feel guilty for that. It’s our right, our prerogative to be a miserable bastard once and a while.
SO, as Elle said, there is no need to be fake. If you want to sit in the corner and not speak to anyone for the rest of the day, do it. What anyone else thinks of you is none of your business.
I thought I’d add some words of advice for those having a bad day as well, which will hopefully make your day a bit better.
Surround yourself with them. They will keep you on the right path and we allow you to put things into perspective. Unless they are those really overly positive people who see a good side to everything who make you want to slap them with a wet fish.
The Small Things Matter
Happiness can be found in the smallest of things. A cup of tea and a custard cream. A smiling stranger. A bird singing. Make yourself more mindful to the things you may not notice on a day to day basis. They could the very thing that brings a smile to your face.
Peace and Quiet
Sometimes you’ve just got to take a few minutes out of a mad day to hear yourself think and take some time for yourself.
99.7% of the time, chocolate makes your day better.
If all else fails, go back to bed and try again tomorrow!