Everyone has bad days — they’re a universal part of life.
Maybe you’re getting fed up at work, the news has you down, or you woke up in a terrible mood. Whatever the reason, it’s completely normal, and there are simple ways you can love yourself through it.
Here are six tips to help you survive a bad day.
1. Accept the fact that you’re having a bad day.
Forget about what you think you should be feeling. Your emotions are valid and deserve to be acknowledged, so embrace them! This will make it much easier to let them go. And remind yourself: it’s okay to have a bad day.
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2. Treat yourself.
Find your go-to for a mood boost and enjoy! Play music that makes your heart sing, spend some quality time with your pets, or listen to your favorite podcast — it doesn’t matter as long as it makes you smile!
3. Rearrange your schedule.
Having one less stressor to worry about will help you deal, so if you can, reschedule important meetings or other situations where you have to be on top of your game.
4. Get some fresh air.
Take a walk outside to clear your head. You’ll probably be surprise by how much better you feel! Many people find it incredibly soothing to spend time in nature, so get out and enjoy!
5. Practice gratitude.
Write down a few things you’re thankful for, no matter how small. It could be that your partner was thoughtful enough to make coffee, or that your shower was warm and comforting. Not only will this push you into a more positive mindset, but it will make you more appreciative of what you have!
6. Spread some kindness.
One of the easiest ways to feel good is to do good. Surprise a friend or even a stranger with some flowers, or pay someone a compliment. Whatever you decide on, you’ll find that by lifting others up, you do the same for yourself.
We’re feeling better already! So if you’re feeling down in the dumps, remember to be kind to yourself, and keep in mind that this won’t last forever.
Share these tips with your loved ones to keep handy for a rainy day.
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