One of my favorite podcasts to listen while I work out is Gretchen Rubin’s Happier podcast. It’s filled with lots of tidbits about how to develop better habits, how to understand yourself better, and how to be happier overall. (You can see five of my favorite podcasts HERE).
I was listening to episode 70 last week, which was all about ADVICE.
A bunch of their podcast listeners wrote or called, sharing their best piece of advice, and it was so fun to listen to them.
I thought it would be fun to do a similar thing here — I’ll share the best piece of advice I’ve received, and you share yours!
Mine is a simple thing that my mom always used to say. “Everything is worse at night.”
Most often I remember her saying it when we were traveling, and we were in an unfamiliar place trying to find our hotel, or find a gas station, or some other small concern. It would seem so terrifying, and all the “what ifs” would take over my brain.
My mom would say, “everything is worse at night.” And she’d mean it in a very sweet way that meant, it just seems scarier because it’s dark and you’re tired. Tomorrow this won’t seem like a big deal.
I’ve thought of this little bit of advice a million times as we’ve moved to a new state, bought a house, had babies who wouldn’t sleep through the night, suffered miscarriages, traveled new places, had a big deadline…or really felt fear or stress at any time. This is just a little sweet reminder to me to put things in perspective, because everything will be better tomorrow when the sun comes up.
I’d love if you’d share your best piece of advice in the comments, or over on my instagram today!