Sometimes you have a bad week. Sometimes you get a promotion and your work doubles, causing you to fall behind. Sometimes you get disrespected at work. Sometimes you cry on your way home from work. Sometimes you get a crush on someone who will never, ever feel the same way. Sometimes you cry as soon as you wake up.
It’s been a rough week guys. I feel emotionally exhausted and the smile that I plaster on my face every morning is definitely and undeniably forced. I’ve been angry more times than I’ve been happy this week. It’s definitely been a struggle to wake up and get shit done every day, but you know what? I do it. Why? Because I have to. The bills have to get paid and my goals won’t accomplish themselves.
I know how difficult it can be to push through a bad week. How do you continue to smile when you feel like the world is beating you up? The answer to that is … you just smile. Even if you don’t feel like it, even when all you feel like doing is crying: You Smile! It is scientifically proven that just the act of smiling puts you in a better mood. (I definitely, definitely made that fact up. I mean, it could be true but it could also not be true.)
So what helped me during this tough and depressing week? Music. Music is my answer to everything. So on this Music Monday I introduce you to a song that is bound to put a smile on your face: Celebrate Tonight by Allen Stone.
Not only are the lyrics positive and encouraging but the beat is bound to get you two-stepping into a better mood.
Everybody’s feeling the strain of the nine-to-five,
Forecast is calling for rain, but we’re still alive, yes, we are,
You know the sun is peeking over the clouds, and the music’s tight,
Drummer playing kick-drum proud as the bass takes flight, hey, hey,
I know it can be difficult to get through a rough week, sometimes the easiest solution is to crawl into bed until the pain goes away but I promise you that you’ll feel so much better if you fight through the tough times.
Steady, child, don’t get lost in your worried mind,
Doesn’t matter what it costs, matters what you find, yeah,
Forget all of the pressure from all your dead lines, hey, hey,
Do you think it’s easy to go into work every day and feel disrespected? Do you think I’m having a great time having feelings for someone, knowing that they will only ever see me as their friend? You think I’m feeling great about cutting off most of my friends? NO. I feel like crying every minute of every day but I try to find the positive moments in between the chaos. Sometimes the positive moments are few and far between, but if you look hard enough you’ll find them.
So, if you’re having a rough week, a rough day, a rough moment in an otherwise perfect day I am telling you: YOU CAN GET THROUGH THIS. Turn off your mind, turn on some Allen Stone and Celebrate Tonight.
Just celebrate tonight,
There’s reason to feel right,
And just celebrate tonight,
What helps you when you’re having a tough day?
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