Ever have one of those days where nothing goes right? They’re mentally draining, and they can leave you on edge to the point where even the wrong look from someone can make you feel like your world is crumbling. That might seem dramatic—but hey, bad days can have that effect on you!
The next time you’re feeling this way, find comfort with these five tips.
1. Stay productive.
A bad day might make you want to curl up in a ball and call it quits, but then you’ll just be harping on all the negative parts of your day. Instead, try to knock a few things off your to-do list and stay productive—even if just for a little bit. Adding a sense of accomplishment to your day can take away some of the negativity from your “down” moments.
2. Channel your frustration somewhere positive.
Some people swear by going for a good run after a bad day, and others prefer to cozy up with a journal and write it all out. Find an activity where you can channel all this stress rather than bottling it up. It’s a great release!
3. Call it a night early.
Sometimes the most comforting thought during a bad day is, “There’s always tomorrow.” Don’t feel guilty if you need to cancel some plans and call it a night early when you’re really just not feeling it. Heading to bed and making sure you’re recharged for a fresh start tomorrow might be just what you need.
4. Find something to make you laugh.
If you’re looking for an instant pick-me-up, you can’t go wrong with some laughter. From browsing funny YouTube videos and scrolling through the freshest memes to just laying back and turning on your favorite comedy show or movie, you definitely won’t be frowning for long.
5. Take a moment to yourself.
When it seems like one thing after another keeps going wrong, it’s easy to build up adrenaline that can make you more likely to do or say things you might regret. You don’t want to risk making your bad day even worse, do you? If you start feeling these emotions building up, take some time to yourself and decompress before continuing your day.
How do you deal with a bad day? Share your ideas with our readers in the comments below.