“Cause you had a bad day; the camera don’t lie. You’re coming back down and you really don’t mind…”
Do y’all ever feel like some days just suck? If you’re anything like me (or Alexander), sometimes you just have a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
Sometimes, your kids don’t obey anything you say, all day long. You feel like all you do is hand out consequences from the time they wake up to the time they go to bed.
Sometimes you say insensitive things to your Aunt Debbie when you were trying to be funny and you should have been understanding and you have to apologize. Sorry, Aunt Debbie!
Sometimes you have to go to the dentist and your mouth feels like it’s in a vice. Some days you realize that you’ve been a big butthead to two different people for a long time; you have to apologize and are worried they might not forgive you.
There are some days your children pull push pins out of a place you didn’t know they were and stick them all in the floor. Some days you have to put your children to bed right after dinner. Some days you get on live video and your two year old comes out of his bed to interrupt and give you a booger.
Some days just suck. That’s life. And maybe today, that’s your life.
It can be really easy to tell yourself, “My life sucks. Everything I touch is a mess and falling apart.” It’s easy to say, “I quit.” It is so easy to want to just give up. And no matter what kind of face we share with the world on Instagram or Facebook – we all go thru this.
I know a lot of you look at my posts on homemaking and think, “oh, she’s got it all together. She’s got it going on. She knows what she’s doing.” Y’all, I wish that were always the case. But, that’s just not true! All of us have sucky days.
On the bad days, I am more thankful than ever to have a routine.
It would be really easy at 9am (when my day has already started to fall apart) to say, “Well today is ruined! I am not going to do anything.” But I knew I had a plan. And when the poop hits the fan, it’s easier for me to cope because I have that routine in place. When you have a routine set in place, it’s like a safety net you can fall back on when your day falls apart.
There are some days that you are just in maintenance mode. Maybe you can’t work on special projects, clean all the bathrooms or make cinnamon rolls. But you can do some daily maintenance. You can have a routine and get thru most of the day without going crazy. You need a routine to help handle a bad day. You can’t imagine the difference it makes until you’ve tried it.
Whether you’re single or married; whether you have kids or not – everyone has hard days.
We’ve got to deal with hormones, children, and maybe children with hormones. We deal with stress, money problems, sickness, and bad attitudes. When you have crappy days, be encouraged and remember that you are not alone. We all go thru it. Don’t give up!
I am so thankful to have a manageable routine that helps me face every day – the good, the bad, and the downright ugly. Knowing that you have a plan in place helps so much. When the day doesn’t go the way you want it to, having a routine actually helps you get thru the day without losing your mind.
We know that Jesus is our anchor. And you better believe that I call out to him a whole bunch on my bad days! But we serve a God of order. I sincerely believe that when we have our lives in our order, it helps us during the hard times. So instead of giving up; give a routine a try!