We all have our off days, some more than others, but it is how we cope with them that makes the difference! I have found many things to help me when I am having an off day, whether I am at home or out and about!
Whether it is anxiety, depression or everything isn’t going smoothly, it is important to recognize that you are having a bad day, but it is even more important that you don’t let it define how the rest of your day is going to go, never give in to defeat!
Take a step back and try out one of the following, these are some things I find have helped me when I am having a bad day!
Have A Pamper Session
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There is nothing a good pamper session can’t fix! If you are at home, take some time to look after yourself! Run a nice hot bubble bath and soak for a while, or even just stick on a face mask! When we feel good on the outside it seems to have the same effect on the inside, so treat yourself, even if it is only for 30 minutes. You will be surprised how taking the time will having a positive reaction!
Watch A Movie
When I am having a down day, I like to get out of my head and focus on something else! When I’m in my own head I have a tendency to make the situations seem worse, which leads me to having an even worse day! I love to sick on a good action movie or a comedy, getting engrossed in a movie or TV show always helps me to escape for a while, and when it is over, my bad day doesn’t seem all that bad anymore!
Listen To Music
Music seems to be the answer for most problems! Making a playlist in prep for a down day can be very beneficial! I have a playlist set up on my Google Play app and when I’m feeling down, I stick it on and boom, I soon feel much better! It is the choice of songs you choose that will affect your mood, I like to add pop music, something I can dance to because the beat always gets me pumped up and ready to boogie! When I want something to help me relax I like to listen to panpipe music! I have no idea where I got it from, but when I hear it, it gives me this over all calm feeling!
Make A Positive List
This can be done if you are at home or out and about! If things don’t seem to be going your way on a particular day, I recommend writing a positive list! This consists of all the things that did go right for you on this day! For example, your alarm went off and you made it to work on time or your kettle worked so you could have your morning coffee! These are the things we don’t normally think about. When was the last time you took a step back and felt truly thankful that the kettle worked in the morning!? It just isn’t something we think about, but when things aren’t going right we tend to dwell on them instead of just accepting it! Making this list will show you that your day isn’t all that bad, and if everything on your list wasn’t there, it could have been a worse day!
Look Up Funny Pictures/Videos
Laughter can really help when you are feeling down, but you have to allow yourself to laugh. When we are down we tend to allow ourselves to stay that way, we dwell on the bad feelings and just feel sorry for ourselves, I know I am guilty of it! Google some funny images, or look some up on Pinterest, I typed in Dog Confessions, and I will tell you the tears were streaming down my face because they were so funny! I even spread the laughter by sending the images to my family, so in turn I was brightening up their day too!
Turn To Someone!
Never be afraid to talk to someone when you are down, find comfort in a close friend or a family member! Invite someone over for some tea or coffee and just have a talk, interacting with people can really help in a down mood situation!
If you have a pet, play with them for a few minutes, remember pets are always there for us and will always have love for their owner! I’m very lucky with my new pup, when I am upset he knows, and he actually approaches and cuddles up to me!
Having some sort of interaction with someone is very important, as it gets us out of our own heads and helps us to focus on something else!
I hope you find these tips useful!
Have you any suggestions for things to do if you’re having a bad day??
Thank you for reading!