If you had a bad day…
When I have a crappy day, these are my 3 bad day remedies. First, I share my issues that put me in the crappy mood. Second, as I am talking I usually realize the positive side to the whole situation. Third, I do something that makes me happy. How do you deal with a bad day?
1. share your sh*tty experience
Venting is a universal comfort. Picking a random, unsuspecting person and sharing all your bad day vibes just feels good. Why? For the advice and/or sympathy they will give you. The more you vent, the faster you will [hopefully] realize the story is so minor, it is time to move on to the next tip…
Make sure you pick someone who will actually listen and not get annoyed with you, because that will just piss you off more.
2. flip it into something good – be positive
Everything happens for a reason. My mom sent me this quote awhile ago – I have no idea who said it, but – things are either a lesson or a blessing. The lesson teaches you and the blessing saves you. There is always a positive side! Train yourself to find it. So you got in trouble at work, now you know not to do that anymore. It is that simple. Your S/O broke up with you, their time in your life is over. Time for new and better things!
Will this matter 5 years from now?
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3. now it is time to move on – do something that makes you happy
I shared all the things that make me happy on a previous post (see it here). I cannot tell you to do the things I find joy in because you might find them annoying like baking or reality TV. So think about what truly allows you to escape and be happy doing so. Do it and move on. Tomorrow is a new day.
Fresh made chocolate chip cookies and the Princess Diaries do it for me.
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