How do you gauge the value of a day?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Busy bee

Vegging out without any agenda is healthy! For me, a bad day entails a catastrophe. Or too many potato chips. Yeah 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

I veg out! For me, as long as I’m working towards my goals (career, life, and fitness), I see no reason to feel guilty over relaxing. If I wake up, run errands, work out, go to class (I’m retraining for a new career), I feel totally fine coming home and watching all the Bourne Identity movies in my underwear and eating chicken wings. Haha, don’t knock it ’till you try it! 

More seriously though, I guage the value of a day based on mental state. I only really feel bad about my day if I lost my temper, wasn’t forgiving, acted selfishly, etc. That being said, I wouldn’t want to veg out every day or I probably would feel pretty gross. 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

A day with no accomplishments is a bad day for me. I need to feel like I’ve done something, anything. Unfortunately, this mindset cobined with ADD and a vulnerability to depression allows for a lot of bad days. Today, for example. It’s noon here, and I feel like I’ve done nothing of consequence, so I feel bored and useless.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

I kind of view this like I view a lot of things in life: it all comes down to choices. I choose to have good days, I choose to be happy, I choose to be productive ( and that term is vey… fluid lol).  

 

But days when my hair is fab and my skin looks extra fresh and glow-y always sets me on the right track to a good day 🙂

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

iarebridezilla:  lol, I will do something! I have to, otherwise it’ll be a waste of Ritalin 😛

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Interesting thought!  Last week was a bad week all around for my husband and I.  He would to the gym after work and get home around 6, we eat dinner and then we just watched tv.  Normally we would go for a walk, do errands, get some studying in, do stuff around the house, etc.  But Monday-Thursday we did nothing.  We were so bored of doing nothing, but somehow we couldn’t get motivated enough to do anything else!  So I feel like sometimes you’re allowed to have a day (days) like that in order to feel more productive on other days.  But I totally see how if I was only giving myself a couple hours to veg, it turns into a whole day.  It’s hard to get motivated after vegging.  It’s allowed though! 

I don’t normally think to myself when I wake up “today’s going to be a good/bad day.”  I think I’m usually just expecting a normal day, and then whatever happens, happens!  I go with the flow and enjoy as much as I can of the day, if something goes bad, I take it with a grain of salt, and tomorrow is a new day.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

How do I gauge whether a day is good or bad?  For starters, I don’t.  I’m grateful to even have the day because even a bad day is far better than no day at all.     

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

iarebridezilla:  

My thought is I only live once and that the perpetual bus can hit me at any time, so I do not worry about things like that. Each day I take it as it comes. Some days I need my down time to recharge so that may involve going for a walk with the dog or vegging out in front of the television. Other days may be more productive where I will clean the entire house, etc. At work I also value some down time because most days are crazy – I know August and September are going to be absolutely insane so I don’t see anything wrong with getting work done but taking it easy as it does not happen very often. If you feel like you need to be productive each day then good for you, but there is nothing wrong with having a little bit of down time.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

A day when I’m feeling fairly healthy is a good day.  I have plenty of those ‘dead air’ days for most of the day.  It’s because I’m not feeling up to doing anything though.  Doing a few minor or a bigger productive thing and not suffering because of it = a good day.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

 

iarebridezilla:  a good day for me is when i am not completely stressed out by stuff (I suffer from terrible anxiety).  I also judge a day as good based on how much I get done.  I am one of those people that is unable to sit around and do nothing.  When I do nothing, I feel like I am wasting time. 

A good day is also spending quality time with the DH or family/friends.  However, over the years I have found that I am not always happy hanging with friends or family.  I am finding that certain people in my life no longer work for me and I find hanging out with them to be really unfullfilling.

 

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