Bad days…We all have them. It doesn’t have to last all day long.
Here are some things you can try:
1. Figure out a way to find the humor in the situation
Hey, it made for a great story I could retell. If you can’t laugh at the absurd, then what’s the point?
Some days being silly and ridiculous is just what the doctor ordered.
2. Make an, “At Least I’m Not” list
When a bad day is upon you, this is the perfect time to make a mental list of places and situations you are happy you’re not in.
For example, you may say, “at least I’m not in a Turkish prison” (unless your bad day is the result of being in a Turkish prison), or “at least I’m not marooned on a deserted island and a wild boar is eyeing me suspiciously right now.”
Keep adding to this list. You’ll soon feel better!
(actually, the deserted beach doesn’t look so bad–ignore the boat and the fact that this is actually a photo of Hawaii)
3) Make a “Things I’m Thankful For” list
I know Oprah told you to do this, but so am I.
Do this in your head. Chances are if you’re having a bad day, you can’t find your pen.
I sometimes wake up in a terrible mood and my only saving grace is making a list of everything I’m thankful for. By the time I’ve made it to the train station, I’m a different person with a much better outlook.
Remember, nothing is too small to put on this list. Start from the bigger things and work your way down to the small stuff. You’ll be amazed at how well this will turn your mood around.
Your perception will change and you’ll draw positive things to you. Our bad moods often trigger bad days.
Change your mood.
Life is a bowl of chocolate covered cherries!
Be Happy!!!–at least you’re not being chased through the woods by a bear and your only method of escape is jumping into a lake filled with piranhas ….
Did you have a bad day today? What happened?