Pay attention to how your mind works when you are having a bad day. It will give you permission to buy in to every excuse in your repertoire and engage in some sabotaging behavior that you have been trying to kick.
True power is doing the right thing and keeping up the good habits and routines even when you don’t feel like it. Especially when you don’t feel like it and you have every reason to fall back on an excuse to not do what you should or to do what you shouldn’t. Fighting even the smallest battles each step of the way somehow makes days like these feel more rewarding, despite being grateful when they are over.
Anything physical that you can do in the world that goes against the minds lower urgings is an accomplishment. Knocking off one more item on your to-do list before leaving work. Cleaning rather than watching TV on the couch. Taking one action toward a goal rather than taking a nap when you feel tired. Realizing that at some point in life, usually in your mid 30’s, you always feel a little bit tired. Accepting after you have kids that you are always going to feel tired. So just get up and do something physical that will at least give you a sense of meaning when you collapse at the end of the day. You will have one less thing to keep you up at night.