Sunday, 5 February 2017

7 Simple Tips To Survive A Really Bad Day

Have you ever experienced a day when it seems like the world is out to get you? When you just go through one bad thing after another? When things go wrong no matter what you do? Don’t Worry! We all do. Everyone has good days and bad days. But, how you choose to respond to a bad day will determine if it is going to be just one bad day or a series of bad days. A bad day doesn’t mean you should just give up. It has been said that “every cloud has a silver lining”, so you can definitely accomplish something worthwhile, no matter how bad of a day you are experiencing. Remember, there is always a lesson in every struggle!
Here are some simple tips to help you survive a bad day and make the most of it!
Don’t make a bad day even worse. Complaining, overeating, yelling at a coworker or loved one, or getting intoxicated are just a few ways to potentially make a bad day worse. Why throw gasoline on the fire? Just stay low and let the storm pass. Tomorrow is a new day and for all you know it might even be your best day ever.
Don’t make this day a story of your life. Remember that it’s just one day. You can handle one bad day. You’ve already successfully survived many in the past. Finish the day but look forward to tomorrow. One good thing about hitting the rock bottom is that things can only get better from there, right?
Don’t make any important decisions. A bad day isn’t the best time to decide to quit your job, give up on your dream, or end a relationship. All of those things can wait until your mood and circumstances have normalized. Again, avoid doing anything that can make your terrible day significantly worse.
Do something that excites you. Just treat yourself. Decide to get away for the weekend or buy that new iPod you’ve been eyeing for the last few months. Give yourself something to look forward to in the near future.
Identify the lesson. Just reflect and see if in any way you may have contributed in creating your bad day? Could your rough day have been prevented? Can you learn anything from this experience? A rough day isn’t so bad if you learned something useful from it. Make the most of it.
Take a power nap. Sometimes you can reset your day and your brain by taking a quick nap. Maybe you’ll see your situation in a new light. A power nap also provides a needed break.
Stay Busy. When you’re experiencing a bad day, focus on completing the tasks on your calendar. Being busy will keep your mind from taking you on a downward emotional spiral.
Most importantly, avoid using a bad day as an excuse to do something stupid or you might find that it can get worse. Follow these strategies and you’ll get through your rough days in the best possible way.


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