Food for Thought: The Wrong Side of the Bed

Our guest blog post comes from my wife and Director of Operations at our Tax & Business Solutions Academy, Roslyn Rozbruch:

The other day I woke up in a bad mood. I was upset over something that had happened the day before (I can’t even remember now what seemed so important to me then). I knew that waking up on the wrong side of the bed was going to change the outcome of every interaction I had that day. I thought to myself, “I don’t want to feel this way” I didn’t want to allow my bad feelings from the day before to carry over into my entire day ahead of me, so I paused for a moment and decided to do something about it.

Of course, banishing a bad mood is easier said than done. So I grabbed my iPad and Googled “inspirational thoughts.” Several sites popped up, and I just visited a few of them. Believe it or not, reading those inspiring words instantly made me feel better. After a few minutes, I was able to let go of that bad feeling and roll out of bed on the right side. Waking up on the wrong side of the bed happens to the best of us. For whatever reason, you simply wake up in a bad mood. When that happens, that bad mood can follow you throughout the day. Suddenly every situation you encounter bothers you and everyone is annoying.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. I’ve come to discover that waking up on the wrong side of the bed doesn’t have to determine the entire course of your day. Changing your mindset—how you look at something—can change the course of your day. Taking a moment to “pause” and decide you don’t want to be in a bad mood is the first step to a better day. Taking a course of action, like calling a good friend to just get something off your chest or Googling “inspiration sayings” on your computer, tablet or phone, is the second step to a better day.

Even in our very busy lives, you can still take a few minutes to just stop what you are doing, and re-set your mindset. It’s like when a computer goes haywire, the first thing most of us do is shut it down and re-boot it. Pausing is like a re-boot for the mind. Taking a moment to change my mindset the day I woke up on the wrong side of the bed was worth my effort because I had a great rest of the day!

Thank you Roslyn for this great “food for thought” to inspire us to Get in the Business of Growing Our Business! I follow my wife’s advice – here is something I shared on social media the other day in line with this philosophy:


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