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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

How to wait for a brand new day, or the art of taking a deep breath, choosing the right chocolate and relax

I don't know about you, but some days I am just tired.
I just feel broken, somehow helpless.
In those days, like today, I have the impression that the day is... naja, not a good one. That things, even easy ones, are not that easy after all. That I am slower than usual. That people for some unknown reason are looking at me.

And yet, like every real Scarlett O'Hara, I know that tomorrow is going to be another day.
That tomorrow I am going to be fine. Tomorrow I am going to wake up and to start from scratch, no matter what.
That no matter how disastrous today can be, tomorrow is going to be different. Maybe not enchanting, maybe not spectacular, maybe not even very pleasant, but for sure different.

[The gorgeous Vivien Leigh as a worried Scarlett...
Tomorrow is going to be another day for her as well, after all]

Then I relax, take a deep breath, eat a little bit of chocolate (ok, sometimes more than a little bit) and do my best to enjoy the day, while waiting that tomorrow a brand new day will start, only for me.
I adore marzipan chocolate and almond chocolate, but your mileage may vary.

[Marzipan chocolate by Ritter Sport...
waiting for new Vegan Ritter Sport chocolate bars with rice milk]

A brand new day means to me a new chance to be a brand new person, a better version of myself. To work hard on it. Once again. To enjoy the steps while getting there. And to smile, while thinking about it, without being afraid that each setback is going to be the end of the world.

After surviving a very long turn of events and a way too long batch of days like today, I know - like every real Scarlett O'Hara knows - that almost no setback in someone's life is going to be the end of the world.

Tags: Scarlett O'Hara, Bad days, Chocolate

Previous posts:
Mood: The Scarlett O'Hara in me
How I survive while trapped in days like "Groundhog Day"


  1. it's ok, it's just the spring coming...
    Just take it easy and try with Fiori di Bach drops hahahahahahah...

  2. Eheheeh!
    The spring in Berlin is playing hide and seek... But I know that you mean.

    Sometimes it just happen that a day is plain terrible, you know... In the past it would have been a big drama or the like, but now I know that the big drama is going to be over in 24 hours.

    And chocolate is better than Bach Flower Remedies, or at least more yummy...

  3. ...and what about feeling guilty for having eaten too much chocolate? ;)

  4. Too much chocolate? Does something like that exist?

    Ok, let's be serious now...
    I know my limit, even in very bad days... and if I eat a little bit too much chocolate sometimes, I usually take care of it in the days after the bad one. It works for me.

  5. hahah.. what about doing situps? It's my solution.. ;) it also works when I'm really nervous.. I do situps and tractions untile I forget who am I hahahahaha.. I think I would me really weakier in climbing if I wouldn't get so nervous at work.. ;)

  6. Uhm, I am not sure that situps are my cup of tea (or that my body would forgive me for that...).
    But I will give them a try. Thanks for the suggestion!