I woke up on the wrong side of the bed and now I just want to lay in it.

Ugh. Today has been a hard day. And I didn’t even leave the house except to take a kid to school.

I have cried multiple times for no reason.

I didn’t get nearly as much done as I had hoped.

The dog tracked mud all over the carpet for the second time in as many days. Then he barked when I put him outside. Then he got out of the yard and the neighbor came and fixed the latch on our gate. I’ve been asking my husband to fix it for a year.

The book I finished reading left a sour taste in my mouth. And I am still angry about it.

I had my husband’s car because he took the girls skiing and it won’t start. And I parked it in the wrong spot accidentally. Thankfully he got home in time to pick up our son from school, but it was a close one. Car trouble is high on my list of aggravating things.

I didn’t eat lunch because nothing seemed appealing.

Did I mention that it’s that time of the month too?

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Basically, I am having a pity party. I woke up on the wrong side of the bed and now I just want to lay in it.

Sometimes you just gotta feel it. Sometimes you examine it and pick it apart and figure out what went wrong. Sometimes you intentionally move on.

If you can figure out what is causing the negative emotion and change it, do that. (Eating might help me right now.)

If you can’t change it, then feel it. (Check.)

If the feeling persists and you are DONE feeling it (I’m not there yet), examine your thoughts. Take them one at a time and see how they feel in your body when you think them. Is there a belief or thought at the root of your discomfort? Is it true? Is it true for everyone? Can you think something different that feels better? Is there another way to look at the situation?

This is life coaching. It seems so simple. But when you ask yourself the right questions, your life can change without changing at all.