Having a really bad day is enough to make us lose every bit of motivation we might have, making everything feel like a waste of time and leading us to a path of inaction. When we have a really bad day, we need to find different ways of dealing with the cascade of events going wrong. This will help us get past the feeling of frustration and anger and keep us focused and motivated to achieve our goals. These are four simple strategies we can apply to make a bad day better.
- Remember to be gentle with yourself. Dealing with a bad day is not easy, and it sometimes feels like life is giving us a really hard time just to test our limits. So, whenever we are having a series of unfortunate events one after another, the least we can do is to be gentle with ourselves. This way, we will be ready to wait for the day to end without letting it affect our mood.
- Give yourself a treat. We all need nurturing when we are having a bad day, and we need to remember that we are mainly responsible for our well-being. If we are having a really bad day that just doesn’t seem to end, we should give ourselves a treat to make the day a bit better. Eating our favorite food, getting a foot massage, taking a nice, hot, long bath, or having a dessert will have a positive impact on our mood and will definitely make the day better.
- Accomplish something small. Having a bad day is more than enough for anybody to lose their motivation, as it may make us feel like any effort is useless. However, we should try to accomplish something small and put our efforts towards getting something from our schedules done. This way, we won’t let a bad day affect us in a negative way, and we will still be taking steps to get to our objectives.
- Acknowledge the importance of bad days. Even when it might not seem like that at first, having bad days is an important part of the process of being successful. That’s why we need to work on strategies to help us deal with them in healthy ways. This will help us understand our limits, identify which situations trigger our frustration, and how we feel when we experience this feeling. Besides, bad days are temporary, and they can help us work on our gratitude, making us realize that we have plenty to be thankful for.
“There’s nothing wrong with having a bad day.
Let yourself feel those emotions
because every emotion is validated.”