It’s so easy to get caught up in the “big, bad, ugly.” Those moments that you aren’t proud of. The words that might come out of your mouth. The words that might come out of other’s mouths. The realization that you can no longer do something you used to be able to do. Those moments that you lose your patience and start to wonder if you are losing your minds. Those are the “big, bad, ugly” moments that are better left forgotten. (Unless of course, you have hurt someone with one of those moments – make amends and then forget it!)
It’s hard to forget the “big, bad, ugly,” but when you aren’t feeling your best, it’s actually more detrimental to your health to dwell on them. Instead, celebrate the moments that make your heart smile. The simple kiss you receive from your spouse as they walk out the door. The smile that your child flashes you as you shuttle them from one activity to the next. The completion of a task that you have been working on for several days or even several months. Focusing on the little things will help you get through those “big, bad, ugly” moments with grace and ease.