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I am a localization manager/translator and intercultural consultant living in Berlin (Germany), passionate about languages, cultures, diversity management, body art, dancing, self-empowerment, coaching, effective communication and, last but not least, vegan gluten-free food and good movies.

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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.
In those days, I can't help but be thinking that things, even easy ones, are not that easy after all. That I am slower than usual. And that people, for some unknown reason, are looking at me more often than usual. Like if the usual ratio would not be more than enough.

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, Self-care strategies

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