These are the pancakes I made yesterday. Yep, they’re lumpy, gooey, and misshapen. I honestly have no clue where I went wrong. I used the same ingredients I always use, cooked them on the same pan with the same coconut oil I always use, but they still turned out all weird. 

We’ve all been there. You have your whole day planned out. You’ve made sure that you’ll have time for the gym and to make all your healthy food for the day. Then the car breaks down, the babysitter gets sick, and your oven explodes. Okay so that’s a bit dramatic, but we’ve all had those days. Sometimes no matter how well we plan life gets in the way. 

These days happen and unfortunately there’s not much you can do about it. The only real control you have is how you choose to react. Do your best with your current situation. If you don’t have someone to watch your kids so you can get to the gym make your kids part of your workout. Play tag in the back yard, play on the jungle gym at the park, or find an indoor trampoline park. If your oven exploded (it could happen) maybe use it as an excuse to try that new restaurant and test out your skills at ordering healthy. Or maybe your workout just doesn’t happen that day or your diet is quite “perfect”. Take a deep breath and accept that you did your best and that okay. We all have off days. It doesn’t make you a bad person, you’re not a failure, you’re human. Welcome to the club. 

The point is that sometimes no matter how well we plan we can’t predict everything that will happen. Yet when you remain positive and calm it can be easier to see the silver lining. So next time life seems to hit you with a tornado, take a deep breath, look for the alternative and accept that your best is good enough. 

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