So, yesterday was a really bad day. It totally sucked. here. I was just in one of those moods where I felt bleh. I was even questioning all of my life’s decisions…. Yeah it was one of those days...
But if you're wondering how I'm feeling today. Don’t worry. Yesterday is over, and today's a great day. I usually block everyone out when I having a sucky day. This time I used this bad day to learn more about myself. My only hope is that I can pass a little something positive out of it along to you.
1. Realize that you’re JUST having a bad day.
This is a common mistake people do. You need to realize and accept that that you're having a bad day. I don’t know about you but sometimes I can easily NOT realize this, and that can often make a day go from bad to worse. Remind yourself that it’s only 24 hours--or less. It's only a bad day, you can get through it. You WILL get through it.
2. Don’t let a bad day turn into a bad week.
Quick reminder: It's just a bad day! I don't know about you, but I rather have a bad day than a bad week. We all have these moments of self doubt. Try to be positive about it instead of making it worse. You just need to keep reminding yourself that the way you’re feeling isn’t going to last forever. It most likely isn’t even going to last until tomorrow. Focus getting over it and getting through it and do whatever it takes to keep it from rolling over into tomorrow.
When you’re having a bad day or in a bad mood, meditation is the best medicine. It's important to address the reason you might be having a bad day. Make time to go somewhere alone to sit quietly and meditate. You can also try doing other things to distract yourself from having negative thoughts. For me, listening to music works. For you it might be writing in a journal, deep breathing, or even going for a walk.
4. Write down the things you’re thankful for.
This is a good habit to have and it's good for the soul. I consider this a very important thing to do on a bad day and it can also really help put some things into perspective.
5. Exercise/go out.
Exercise automatically alleviates stress and sadness and it can also totally help you re-set everything. Also, you can try going out for a walk or go out to have tea with your friends. Sometimes we just to feel loved and with company and that's what good friends are for.
Quick reminder: Never stop smiling! :)
I just hope this helps some of you who might be going through a bad day/rough week!
Are you having a bad day? How do you deal with bad days?