We all have our bad days – even the happiest of people.
Whether nothing seems to be going your way, you’re just in a bad mood for no apparent reason, or you’re letting a problem get to you more than you’d like. Whatever the reason, bad days happen from time to time.
Trust me, I’ve had more than my fair share of bad days and mental health issues can just make it worse.
It can be easy to just wallow in self-pity. You may feel tempted to grab a pint of strawberry ice cream and lounge on the couch watching The Office all day (or is that just me?)
Sometimes lazy days like that are needed. But there are other ways to reset a bad day, too. Which brings me to today’s post. 🙂
So, in case you don’t want to – or can’t – just lay around watching Netflix all day, here are 40 simple things to do when you’re having a bad day!
1.) Listen to a positive podcast.
2.) Do something easy, but productive.
3.) Practice gratitude.
4.) Spend some time outside.
5.) Spend a few minutes meditating.
6.) Take a shower.
7.) Spend time with your kid(s) or pet(s).
8.) Take a nap.
9.) Work through what’s causing your bad day.
10.) Pamper yourself.
11.) Read a book.
12.) Change up your environment.
13.) Journal about your thoughts and feelings.
14.) Let it out – cry or vent about it, then move on.
15.) Call a loved one.
16.) Buy yourself a small gift, like flowers.
17.) Dance it out.
18.) Listen to your favorite playlist.
19.) Drink your favorite beverage.
20.) Spend time on your favorite hobby.
21.) Get some exercise.
22.) Watch a funny video.
23.) Distance yourself from negative people.
24.) Do something nice for someone.
25.) Do something that will bring you closer to one of your goals.
26.) Color in an adult coloring book.
27.) Look at some positive quotes.
28.) Have some chocolate.
29.) Light a candle.
30.) Declutter or organize something.
31.) Create a vision board.
32.) Learn something new.
33.) Unplug from technology.
34.) Recite positive affirmations.
35.) Go for a drive.
37.) Get dolled up, even if you have nowhere to go.
38.) Make plans for something fun.
39.) Write down how you want the rest of your day to go.
40.) Smile and be patient – tomorrow is a new day!
What do you do when you’re having a bad day? Leave a comment and let me know!