Today was not a bad day


Counsellor, Counselling & Life Coach Newcastle Australia

It’s been one of those days where things just don’t go right.


I’ve dealt with tough customers. I’ve had bills come. I’ve realised we overpaid for a tradie we had to do some work for us. My son was sick and I had to pick him up from daycare early. It’s been raining all day. It’s just been a very long day.


It’s so easy to get caught up in the ‘what’s going to happen next?’ mindset. I’m so used to doing it that sometimes I don’t even notice myself doing it!


I was definitely in that mindset today. I actually recall saying that everything has gone wrong for me today but in reality, well I wanted to take some time to realise that isn’t exactly true.

In fact, today, I was lucky enough to be accepted into a family midwife program (something I had in my last pregnancy which was incredibly helpful and informative to me). The program was full and I was told it was extremely unlikely I’d get in, but I did!


Today, I ate so many delicious and nutritious meals. I had a yummy gluten-free chocolate cereal with fresh milk for breakfast. Incredibly delicious eggs with fresh mushroom, capsicum and tomato for a snack. A salad filled with mince, lentils, corn, tomato, lettuce, mushrooms, capsicum and lettuce for a super nutritious and filling lunch. I even had a few rows of chocolate! If I take a second to truly appreciate where all of this food came from, the hard work it took to grow the fresh fruits and look after the chickens who laid my eggs, it’s mind-blowing how much dedication and effort goes into creating my healthy and delicious food each and every day!


Today, I was lucky enough to work from home. I am actually lucky enough to do this every day, but today, I’m especially grateful for it because when my son’s daycare called and told me he had a temperature of 40.4 degrees, I was able to stop everything I was doing and go to pick him up right away. I was able to be there when he needed me which is all I ever want for my children.


Today, there was a short half an hour with no rain. I desperately needed some fresh air and left my phone at home to go on a short walk. It was refreshing and allowed me some time with nature and my mind. It was exactly what I wanted.


Today, I got quotes for car insurance. Usually, a task that is dreaded, especially because its for my partners work car which is always x3 the price of mine! This task I usually hate doing, especially when it comes to paying, which I may still not enjoy doing, but in all honesty, we can afford to have cars. We can afford petrol for our cars. We can afford the registration for our cars and as I was getting quotes today, I knew that we could afford to have comprehensive car insurance too.


Today, I listened to a podcast. It was informative, it was inspiring, it was motivating and most importantly, it was free. Isn’t it incredible that the world we’re in right now allows us to feel all of these things for free?


Today, I lived. I breathed. I ate. I slept. I drank. I was able to get outside. I was comfortable. I was warm. I had a roof over my head. I had my beautiful family surrounding me. I could take a break when I needed it.


Today was not a bad day. There were a few bad moments, but overall, today was an incredible day just like every other day. I just need to remember to see the good things too.


With love

Shorina xo

Certified Counsellor & Mental Health Coach