Having a bad day? Turn it around with these tips

By: Health Local Staff Sep 07, 2012
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Give these suggestions a try and make a good day out of a bad one.

We all have bad days sometimes and if you are like most people, you probably hate the feelings that rush over you when nothing seems to be going your way. Luckily there are some things that you can do in order to turn that bad day into a good one. This certainly isn’t difficult and when you use these tips, you may even find that you are able to have a happier life as well! Give some of these tips a try and make a good day out of a bad one.

Do Something Nice...For Yourself
When you are having a bad day, you may find it difficult to find time to pamper yourself, but this may be just the thing you need. You will be able to take your bad day and turn it around easily even by taking little steps to do something nice for yourself. For example, treat yourself to a cup of coffee at your favourite coffee shop, play a game, read a chapter or two of a favourite book or take a hot bath.

Do Something Nice...For Others
For many people, you can take a bad day and make it great by doing something nice for others as well. For example, take a trip to a local animal shelter and play with the dogs or make an online donation to a favourite charity. When you feel good about yourself, you can easily turn your day around.

Make Sure You Laugh
You may have heard that laughter is the best medicine and it is also something that can help make a bad day, a good one. Think of something that you find funny and have that experience for a few moments during the day. For example, if you have a favourite book that you think is funny, look up some quotes from that book. If you think a particular movie is funny, watch it! The more you laugh, the better you will feel.

Just Breathe
Taking 10 seconds from your bad day and taking three deep breathes can instantly turn your bad day into a good one. Removing yourself from the moment and allowing yourself to relax with a deep breathing exercise can really work wonders for your bad day.

Find an Easy Win
Nothing can make us feel better about ourselves than a solid win. In order to help turn your bad day into a good one, find an activity that you can easily win at. You can even make this a game during the work day. For example, check off some of those tasks that are shorter and more manageable. Not only will you feel like you have won, you will have accomplished something as well.

Sing a Song
There is nothing better for most people than belting out their favourite tunes. Don’t be ashamed! Get in your car and take a drive...turn up the radio as loud as it will go and sing those bad feelings away. Music can make miracles happen, including turning your really bad day into a great one. 

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