Hey babes, how are you all doing? Today’s post is one that I’ve wanted to put up here for a while, because I want it to be accessible to anyone who might need it, whenever they might need it. Yesterday I was having a very weird day, where I felt a little bit “off” and I was just mad and upset, so I allowed myself to have that bad day but today, I’m feeling a lot better, so I made a list of everything I did that I found helpful. Hope you enjoy!
Okay so first things first, a bad day does not equal a bad life. In fact a bad year doesn’t even mean a bad life. So remember that whatever it is that’s bringing you down right now, its temporary. Everything will get better!
STEP ONE: Accept it
The first thing I like to do when I realize I’m having a bad day, is to accept it for what it is, and go into it head on. In my opinion, its always better to face the challenge straight up, instead of being in denial, having false hope and convincing yourself that today is something that it is not.
STEP TWO: Get it out of your system
Yup, you heard right. Pity Party time! Whatever it is that’s making you upset, you need to let it all out. Rant to a friend, have your mental breakdown, take a nap, write it out in your journal. Do whatever you need to do to get it out of your system. It will help!
STEP THREE: Treat Yourself
Another huge thing that I like to do when I’m having a bad day is treat myself. Usually after letting everything out, I will need some serious comfort food, so I’ll either get myself some ice cream, or my favourite Starbucks drink, and take a moment to appreciate it.
STEP FOUR: Blow Off Some Steam
Yes, also very important!My favourite thing to do when I’m mad is work out. Using that negativity as a way to fuel my energy makes for some really successful workout sessions. Go for a run, attend a kickboxing class, do some pushups, whatever it is that floats your boat
STEP FIVE: Go Out
I know everyone’s first instinct is to run to our little comfort bubble, crawl up in our bed and binge watch Vampire Diaries season 7, but you gotta push yourself to go out. So take your shower, get all dressed up, and go grab some dinner with a friend. It will help!
STEP SIX: Gratitude
When having a bad day, I like to remember of the things that are going right in my life. So take out a piece of paper, or a napkin (whatever you prefer) and write down 5 things you are grateful for (ie. your family, your dog, your Netflix subscription). It’s important to remember the good things that we have going on, during our dark days.
Those are the things I like to do when I’m having a bad day. What are your tips?? Thanks so much for reading, I love you very much!
Until next time,