We’ve all had one of those days.
Your alarm didn’t go off, and you woke up horribly late for work. You smashed your toe on the table, spilled coffee on your coat, andspent ages finding somewhere to park. When you arrive, you are tired, scatterbrained, and faced with an overwhelming list of tasks, demands and complaints when all you want to do is go back to bed. You sigh to yourself, “What a bad day.”
However, just because a day gets off to a bad start doesn’t mean that you are doomed to suffer
Count Your Blessings
for the next 24 hours. It is possible to turn a bad day around and make the rest of it okay, and perhaps even great! Here are some tips for stopping a bad day in its tracks and getting your happiness back:
A big part of whether you are having a good day or a bad day really depends on your attitude. If you are focusing on the negative aspects of your life, you will feel defeated and discouraged, but if you can pay attention to the positive things you can turn your perspective around. If you are having a rotten day, grab a piece of paper and make a list of all of the things that are going right in your life that you are thankful for. You will soon realize that all of the things that you have to be grateful for make this day seem not so bad.
Phone a Friend
Sometimes when we are frustrated or discouraged, we just need the sympathetic ear and kind words of a good friend. If you are having a terrible day, contact someone who you can trust who will make you feel better.
Focus on and Complete At Least One Task
Part of the frustration of a bad day is when we feel like we are not getting anything accomplished. Choose something manageable and complete it from start to finish, so that you are able to say that if everything went wrong at least you got something done!
Take Time for Yourself
If part of the reason why your day is so stressful is because your schedule is just so darn packed, why not cancel something of lesser importance and spend that time on yourself instead. That little task can be accomplished tomorrow, and you can spend the time going for a walk, taking a bath, or enjoying a cup of coffee instead. It might just be what you need to feel better again.
If your day starts out bad, don’t let it continue that way! Remember these tips for turning it into a good day instead.
Have you had a bad day recently? What tips do you have to overcome them?