9 Things To Do When You Are Having A Bad Day

Audrey Hepburn Two For The Road

 

Bad days can feel like you’ve been hit by a bag of bricks, they can literally knock the breath out of you. But tomorrow will come and things will get better. We’ve all had our bad days, a breakup, a stolen purse, or rejection from a job.

Of course, I hope these things will never happen to you, but if they do, these tips can help ease your pain and remind you tomorrow is another day.

1. Take a moment for yourself

Breathe, take a break from work, go to the bathroom and collect your thoughts, if you’re writing an essay, put that pen down, a five-minute break won’t hurt you. Don’t bottle up all your emotions for them to explode later on.

2. Be realistic

How bad is the situation? Be realistic here, if like me, you can’t rest until you know what you’re going to do then make a plan. Write it out, what happened, all the potential consequences and outcomes and finally a solution. Not only are you coming to grips with your situation, but you’re facing it head on.

3. Unplug and get away

Sometimes what you need is to take a break from social media, put down your phone, turn off your laptop. Go outside and do something or just turn off to spend some quality time with Netflix.

4. Remember who you are and how amazing you are

Girl, remember who you are, all that you’ve accomplished, whether it’s graduating from university, helping out within the community or just helping out friends in need. Look at how far you’ve come, how far you’ve got to go. The world is your oyster, and you can do anything if you try. You are a Career Girl. You are full of drive and ambition.

5. Hang out with loved ones

Whether that be your mom, significant other, or your cat, cuddle up with someone who makes you happy. Who knows exactly how fabulous you are, what ice cream flavor you like; and will binge any show of your choosing.

6. Treat Yourself!

You remember that beyond cute bag you were eying the other day? Or that chic dress that you walked by, well turn your butt around and go make a purchase! I don’t know about you but new shoes always bring a smile to my face.

7. Sing your heart out with your girls

If it was a bad breakup, you know who you need? Your girl gang! They’ll rock up in their finest pajamas and sing all the high school musical you need. Hugs all round, laughter is the best medicine, and who better than your girl group to provide you with the cure?

8. Exercise

When you start exercising the body recognizes this as a moment of stress, as if instead of running on a treadmill we’re actually fleeing from a bear. To protect us and our beautiful brains we release a protein called BDNF, which helps us feel at ease and happy. But at the same time, endorphins fight the stress. So hit the gym in maybe a new cute pair of leggings, go for a run or even do some pilates.

9. Start a hobby

Whether it’s gaming, sewing or blogging, get to it! If it’s something you enjoy and can take your mind off what’s happening. If you can do it with someone else, even better, but stay active and do things that you genuinely enjoy.

Written by Lisa Collins.

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Audrey Hepburn Two For The Road

 

Bad days can feel like you’ve been hit by a bag of bricks, they can literally knock the breath out of you. But tomorrow will come and things will get better. We’ve all had our bad days, a breakup, a stolen purse, or rejection from a job.

Of course, I hope these things will never happen to you, but if they do, these tips can help ease your pain and remind you tomorrow is another day.

1. Take a moment for yourself

Breathe, take a break from work, go to the bathroom and collect your thoughts, if you’re writing an essay, put that pen down, a five-minute break won’t hurt you. Don’t bottle up all your emotions for them to explode later on.

2. Be realistic

How bad is the situation? Be realistic here, if like me, you can’t rest until you know what you’re going to do then make a plan. Write it out, what happened, all the potential consequences and outcomes and finally a solution. Not only are you coming to grips with your situation, but you’re facing it head on.

3. Unplug and get away

Sometimes what you need is to take a break from social media, put down your phone, turn off your laptop. Go outside and do something or just turn off to spend some quality time with Netflix.

4. Remember who you are and how amazing you are

Girl, remember who you are, all that you’ve accomplished, whether it’s graduating from university, helping out within the community or just helping out friends in need. Look at how far you’ve come, how far you’ve got to go. The world is your oyster, and you can do anything if you try. You are a Career Girl. You are full of drive and ambition.

5. Hang out with loved ones

Whether that be your mom, significant other, or your cat, cuddle up with someone who makes you happy. Who knows exactly how fabulous you are, what ice cream flavor you like; and will binge any show of your choosing.

6. Treat Yourself!

You remember that beyond cute bag you were eying the other day? Or that chic dress that you walked by, well turn your butt around and go make a purchase! I don’t know about you but new shoes always bring a smile to my face.

7. Sing your heart out with your girls

If it was a bad breakup, you know who you need? Your girl gang! They’ll rock up in their finest pajamas and sing all the high school musical you need. Hugs all round, laughter is the best medicine, and who better than your girl group to provide you with the cure?

8. Exercise

When you start exercising the body recognizes this as a moment of stress, as if instead of running on a treadmill we’re actually fleeing from a bear. To protect us and our beautiful brains we release a protein called BDNF, which helps us feel at ease and happy. But at the same time, endorphins fight the stress. So hit the gym in maybe a new cute pair of leggings, go for a run or even do some pilates.

9. Start a hobby

Whether it’s gaming, sewing or blogging, get to it! If it’s something you enjoy and can take your mind off what’s happening. If you can do it with someone else, even better, but stay active and do things that you genuinely enjoy.

Written by Lisa Collins.

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  • Marianne

    Such great tips – saving this page for those days when I need these reminders <3
    xx
    http://mariannelle.com/

    • Lisa Collins

      Thank you Marianne, please do! We all have bad days, its just important to remember who you are, what you’ve done and to recognise tomorrow is another day! Do you have any tips of your own? x

      • Marianne

        You are so right! Myself, I often call my mum, she always knows how to cheer me up and remind me of all of the good things I have in life. If I don’t feel like talking, I like to take a walk and just acknowledge the beauty of the world.
        Hope you have a wonderful day, Lisa :) xx

  • MihaBalan

    I think that getting out of the situation that made your day feel worse it’s best advice.
    https://mihabalan.com/2017/03/20/just-bad-day/

    • Lisa Collins

      There’s no point staying in a toxic situation. If its a problem that wont go away, take some time off, and go back when you are feeling a lot better and more motivated- with a clear picture of what you want to do!

  • Ash Neverson

    This is perfect as o am currently having a bad day. I will love to just switch off and relax.

    Ash | http://www.theashtreejournal.com

    • Lisa Collins

      We hope you’re feeling better Ash, remember you are strong, no matter what anyone says. Take some time off for yourself, when you’re feeling better, maybe go for brunch or drinks with your friends or family. Make sure to do something that will make you happy. x

  • daphne siy

    <3

    http://poshpossibilities.blogspot.com/

  • Gemma Roberts

    Gorgeous post!

    Gemma
    http://www.fadedwindmills.com

  • Amy M

    Switching off and getting outside always helps when I’m having a bad day ♥

    Amy // Snippets of Amy

  • Karen Michelle

    Defff needed this today. Definitely switching off and unwinding

    KM//
    http://www.karenmichellle.com

    • Lisa Collins

      Hope you’re feeling better Karen. Sometimes just taking some time off is just what you need. A soothing bath with candles and hot chocolate is a great way to unwind <3

  • dreamofadventures

    A little yoga and some chocolate always fix it for me =o)

    dreamofadventures.com

    • Lisa Collins

      Yoga is great way to destress and unwind, especially if its something you love to do. If I’m feeling especially down, I make sure to have some me time and indulge in some booja booja chocolates. What chocolate is your savior?

  • lilian Tahmasian

    I love THIS! its so true! <3

    http://www.liliantahmasian.com

    • Lisa Collins

      Thank you so much Lilian, I hope this helps you if you ever have a bad day x

  • Akanksha Padhi

    I love the exercise bit, it makes me feel so much better on bad days. It was a drug when I was going through a low phase.

    x https://thehungryshopaholic.com/

    • Lisa Collins

      Thanks Akanksha, we’re glad you found something that made you feel a little better when you were down. But remember never be afraid to talk to friends and family xx