Are You on the Brink of a Bad Day? Pause, Breathe, Refresh

Whenever you are on the brink of having a bad day, take a moment to pause and do whatever is necessary to reposition yourself. Why? Because the lens through which you view your day depends on your perspective.

This morning, I woke up to a few (out of my control) situations that took a toll on my mood. Instead of continuing on my moody path (as I usually do), I made a conscious decision to pause, breathe, and refresh. I made myself a cup of tea, picked a relatable devotional on my Bible app, then spent some time praying, meditating, and journaling. I was led to the following scriptures: “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God” (1 John 4:7). “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses so that Christ’s power may rest on me” (2 Corinthians 12:9).


Love comes from God; God is love. One way we can experience God’s love is by connecting directly to our source through prayer and meditation. The time I set aside this morning was imperative to overcoming my frustrations and focusing on what truly matters. I’m alive. I have a purpose. I can make a difference, and my perspective plays a significant part in how I maneuver through each day.

God’s grace is sufficient. We must first accept God’s grace before we can give it to ourselves and others adequately. It’s OK to have frustrating moments. Accept them and get to their roots, but do not own them. Show yourself some grace by paying attention to you and taking care of your personal needs. Handle yourself with patience, love, and kindness.

You have the power to set yourself up for a good day, every day. And even when trials appear, God’s love and grace will cover you.


  • Pause: Take a moment to reflect on the positive.

  • Breathe: Release your worries and stresses to the Lord.

  • Refresh: Decide two ways you can conquer today with faith and positivity despite the challenges that may attempt to derail you.

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Shandice Stallworth | DPW Founder

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