Lets face it – We all have those days where we just can’t seem to flow with life, feel amazing or even together. Most of us call them “off days” but just what is off?
I personally do not like the term “off day” because it sounds like there is some standard concept of a day and what it should feel like or be like, and that right there can be a (if not THE) problem. You see, when we put standards or measures on something like a day in our life and how it SHOULD be in order for us to call it good, productive or whatever the adjective we so favorably desire, we are in fact sitting our selves up for “off days”!
Somedays we WILL hit all the magic measurements of such a definition, while many days we will MISS the boat altogether. Once that starts we tend to spiral down more and more as our days fail to meet our expectations.
So the better option over trying to always have “ON” days is to simply awaken and embrace what the day brings. Do your best by being attentive, present and mindful then apply yourself and your wisdom as best you can to each moment in your day. This may not make every day more amazing but it gives us a point of grounding, a place from which we can reflect and know that no matter what happened we gave the day our best. Once you start to get there you will quickly realize that is ALL you can ever REALLY do!
So is there really no such thing as off days or on days, these are just concepts that often lead us to lofty and unrealistic expectations. Instead simply be thankful that you awoke today and receive another chance to learn and grow instead of accomplish and check off.
Remember that in life we can learn, grow and change or measure, muddle and miss the point. The outcomes equal vastly different perspectives!
Peace and Love, Jim