With positivity often comes thinking that you should be happy and positive all the time, which is the farthest thing from the truth. It’s okay to have bad days, and you should have them every once in a while. They help you appreciate the good days and can be a great time to reflect. I thought I would share some of my tips for dealing with them.
This may not be possible for the whole day if you have work or school, but when you have free time try to relax and destress as much as possible. Create yourself a cozy space where you can sit, relax, and just have some you time. You can put on a face mask, light some candles, or just listen to music. One of my favorite things to do is of course read during bad days. I often find reading a magazine, whether it’s a travel, lifestyle, or home decor one, is the perfect way to take my mind off of things and destress.
If you’re like me and you love food, making yourself one of your favorite meals is a great idea on a bad day. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, just a meal that you enjoy.
One of the things that helps me a lot when I’m having a bad day is writing about it. You can use the notes in your phone or a notebook, but write about your day and what may be bothering you. You can also take this time to reflect on life recently. Getting your thoughts out of your head and on to paper can help clear your mind.
If the weather isn’t too cold where you are, take some time to go outside. You can go for a walk, or lay out a blanket in your backyard or a park near you and read a book or listen to music. Sometimes all you need is some fresh air and sunshine to make you feel better.
And those are some of my tips for when you’re having a bad day. Just remember that like good days, bad days will pass too.
What do you usually do when you’re having a bad day?