So last week was a week of surprises, stress and positives! But it can only get better….

Thursday night after putting my daughter to bed, I came down stairs and ran into the coffee table. You know when your stub your toe/foot, it hurts like crazy…well I stubbed my toe/foot pretty bad. I heard the crunch and everything. I must admit, the F word was said ALOT! To the freezer for the ice pack I went! Foot up. Ice on. I am used to this kind of stuff though! I am pretty clumsy, as some of you know! I just kept thinking, I will wake up tomorrow and it will all be better!
Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be! But that didn’t stop me! Nothing can!

Friday night in bed, after a pretty bad day, I decided to go over my day and focus on the positives, to over power any of the negatives. How to turn a bad day into a positive!

So here goes….

Cardio Friday…couldn’t run…still motivated others to run and feel better! Win – making other people feel good, always makes me feel good!

I got to spend the morning with my gorgeous girl, caught up with a friend, it was great not to feel rushed (as most mornings are), I took Chels to her dance class, I had lunch with mum and Chels, I got a massage, played with Chels and had a dinner date with hubby.  So all round a pretty good day!

After dinner with Hubby, I dropped him at the pub so he could catch up with his brother. On the way home I ran into the back of someone. Arrgghhhh! I somehow managed to stay calm. In my head the thought process went like this: Brett is going to kill me, I am OK, It wasn’t that bad, no real damage, crap forgot my drivers licence, it could’ve been worse…..

So back to the positives…I made it to the petrol station with 2km left to go…big win! I was on time for my massage (thought I was going to be late). I got to play with Chels, see her smile, watch her laugh, get lots of cuddles, had a nice dinner out with hubby (it had been a while). Had a glass of wine and some homemade choc gelati for desert. I had a nice clean house! I also made it a night off work…I hadn’t had one of those in a while either!

I then went to sleep feeling OK, relaxed. Less stressed. Knowing that tomorrow was a new day. Knowing that tomorrow would be a better day. Knowing I would wake up and my foot would be better than it was yesterday. Knowing that everything would be OK in the end.  What’s done is done. You can’t change the past, you can only focus on the future.
We all have bad days, for whatever reason. Some will be worse than others. Some better than others. But next time you have a bad day, or one where things just don’t seem to go great, I want you to stop, take 10mins to breathe and relax and focus on anything positive you can. Think of the Positive things that have happened that day. It might only be a few things, or you might be really scraping the barrel, but there will be something. Take that thing and use it to give you strength and positivity, to know that tomorrow is a new day. That tomorrow will be a better day and that it will all be OK in the end.

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  • This is a mindset that would probably have helped a lot of people in the last six months.


  • Some days are so bad, the bad simply outweighs the good and just can’t be changed


  • Great advice here. So many days are bad days that need sone good in them


  • Really interesting article! Thanks for sharing this!


  • Good advice and very true.


  • Great tips and highlights the power of positivity.


  • yeah working out gets easier day by day and week by week and it is amazing how quickly you build up your fitness really


  • A good idea to think about the positives. It really would help.


  • Loved this article, have come back to it twice, thanks x


  • You got to laugh! We all have those days and some. Don’t worry be happy I say. Remember call a friend and laugh it off.


  • Turn that frown upside down!


  • What happened, happened and you couldn”t change that part, but how you thought about it made a difference.


  • That, is a great read Amanda, have you ever read, the power of positive thinking by Norman Vincent Peale?


  • Very encouraging. Thank you for such a great read.


  • Very encouraging article, thank you!


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