Not My Best Day: What I Learned

Mandy Vevers
4 min readMay 13, 2021
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Today has not been my best today because my morning routine was out of sync, and unfortunately, that seems to have had a flow-on effect.

I know I have all these tools I can use to help get me back on track. Why am I not using them?

That’s a good question, but first, let me tell you about my day.

Last night I took a tablet for hay fever, and one side effect is making you sleepy, and I woke up groggy. Hence, my alarm woke me in the morning. It’s good the alarm woke me, but I prefer to wake up before it goes off. Not a good start because it meant I was in a rush. The grogginess of the tablet was lingering, meaning I was slow-moving.

My son left late too late to catch the bus for school.

I knew there was no way we could catch it, so I decided to try and intercept it at another point of the route. Our bid to get to the bus was thwarted by two slow trucks in front of us. I ended up driving him to school.

I had a disagreement with my partner not long after I returned home from school drop off. This is one area that seems to throw me every time. It takes me a while to boost my spirits afterwards. I don’t like having disagreements with anyone, especially when I feel that it’s me who is letting people down. I can be hard on myself, and sometimes I forget to be kind to myself.

I was supposed to attend an online seminar. I could not find the link to log in. I eventually found it at 5 pm today. I have no idea why it was not to be found at midday. I decided to try and write something instead. All I had was a blank page. Nothing was happening. I am not to the point of writing blogs well in advance of publishing. Something I will want to change.

Time flies, even when you are not being productive. My daughter had an appointment, and it was time to leave. I had not had anything to eat for lunch, and I was severely craving coffee. I quickly cooked some toast and made coffee to go. Running late, we get into the car, and I can’t get it to go into reverse. What!! We roll out the driveway and head for the appointment. I figure I will work out the reverse problem while she is at her appointment.

We arrive at her appointment, and it’s my time to relax and have coffee.

Mandy Vevers

Partner, Mother, Daughter, Sister, Friend and Life Coach