Have you ever had one of those days where you sleep in past your alarm and just put on whatever clothes are in sight? Then, as you’re rushing to class or work, you end up behind the slowest drivers possible? To top it off, you get there and realize you don’t have half the things you actually need and you feel miserable and just think to yourself that it’s going to be a horrible day. The overthinking and negative outlook makes it the horrible day. I never really understood what people meant when they said “attitude is everything,” but now I do.
Everyone has their own hard times, bad days, or just not enough sleep to handle everything. The most important thing is to not let that one bad thing ruin something good. Instead of sitting there telling yourself you’re going to be miserable, like I have one too many times, think of the positive. I’ve made a paper-cut seem like the end of the world because all I think is the day is going to be miserable. I have learned, and I hope you do too, that a late morning, bad news, or bad experience will not ruin your entire life. Do not carry that misery on your shoulders throughout the day, because really you could have an amazing day and completely forget about the bad.
Your attitude really is everything, because how you feel and think plays the most important role in your perception of things. Please, don’t let a bad day ruin your week or your goals. Get back up and try again, by learning from the mistakes to make it better next time. Keep your head up, you aren’t alone in how you feel, you just have to keep trying.
-Emma, Student Scholar