3 Bad Day Remedies

3 Bad Day Remedies

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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What makes me happy

What makes me happy

This is going to be the best year ever! Ah, the cliche is painful to even type, but why would I not want it to be? Why would you not want it to be? Every single moment should be better than the next – growing and learning.

my focus this year

What makes me happy? My goal is to figure out what truly pisses me off. Counteract those things with things that bring me joy and BAM I achieve my goal. So this is a post about all the things that bring me happiness. As a 23 year old, I have a lot of life to still live and I really do not want to grow up to be a crusty old lady that is pissed about everything. I want to be that chill old lady you look at as a role model because she is so cool.

i made a map of things that actually bring me joy

adventures/travel/road trips/escapes

Going somewhere new or far away is the perfect reset for my mind. Driving down new roads. Listening to random music. Trying new foods, stopping at sketchy gas stations…I found some goal wanderlust destinations for the winter time, check them out here (Winter Wanderlust).


My therapy. Literally if you know me, and I am in a bad mood – force me to make something.

fresh shave

The feeling of smooth legs. That is joy. Top that off with a loving scrub and new razor and this is the greatest escape.


Showing my love for the people I love and the people I love reciprocating the love. All the good happy vibes that come with it.

reality tv

Kardashians…The Bachelor…etc. Why – going back to that escape aspect I love. For the time you are watching these mindless shows, you escape for that time and relax. Otherwise, we are always focusing on the things we need to do!

surprises/receiving & giving

Some people don’t like surprises. I am not in that group. How to optimize the number of surprises in your life? Have no expectations!

tv after dinner

I associate success with this. Lets go back in time to my childhood having to do homework, while my parents would watch TV after dinner on the couch. Now, I am done school and actually have a grown up job so I get to experience this. Something so basic, but brings me a crazy amount of joy.


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How to do more of what make you happy

How to do more of what make you happy

My goal is to make sure everyone around me is happy and satisfied. Unfortunately, this leads to me making decisions that are not focusing on what makes me happy. You have probably done it too! Your mom asks you to go somewhere you hate or your best friend suggests a restaurant that you think sucks. You say, “Yes”! And end up in a crappy situation having to deal when really the best would have be to say “NO”!

In the following post…

  • Why we do things that do not make us happy
  • How to realize what makes you happy
  • What to do if you find yourself in a situation that does not make you happy

Why We Do Things That Do Not Make Us Happy

  • Love
  • Validation
  • Dependence



Wanting to please a loved one is overrated! It’s nice to do it every once in a while, but making them expect a YES always from you is a mistake! Before you even say the words that make bring joy to the other person, you are already becoming bitter. What do I mean? I am referring to that argument inside your head trying to process the decision to be made and all the negatives you highlight, but surprises.


Work is the best example of this. Your boss asks for a favor and you say YES knowing it will look good on you. While you’re doing the mundane task that they could hav done themselves, you realize, “(insert bosses name here) will not remember this when I ask for a favor”!

In reality, they can’t fire you for not doing a favor AND they can’t go he you a raise because you did one.


This is the crappiest reason, but so #relatable. You need money which means you need a job. This job might be the worst, but you say YES to it everyday because you have no way to support yourself otherwise. Being dependent on anyone or thing is not healthy.

How to realize what makes you happy

You need to live your life! Make yourself happy (haha this is me totally trying to give myself a pep talk). But for real, think about you and how you feel in certain situations.

Make a list of what makes you happy

For me its spending time with my family,watching YouTube, working out, exploring, food (making and eating)…

What is it for you?

Something that while you are doing it you take a moment to really enjoy the time and appreciate everything about it.

Remember all these moments and focus on them to attract more positive happiness into your life.

Make a list of what does not make you happy

Really think hard, come up with details and literally write it down! For myself this list includes my emotions while I’m in these situations that do not make me happy.

Remember how crappy you felt afterward and make that motivate you (really give you the balls) to say NO! And as a side note – when you do say NO! do not say sorry with it (sorry in a situation of you choosing your happiness over someone else’s is a sign of weakness).

What to do if you find yourself in a situation that does not make you happy

Be observant! Take note of your feelings and what is going on to make you feel that way. Ask yourself why you put yourself in that situation and find the positive aspects of it.

Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts!

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