Once in a while, every one of us has a bad day. Of course, bad days are entirely normal. But, like most days, my most recent “bad day” wasn’t completely awful. It just had a few unpleasant aspects that I let ruin the overall experience by allowing them to affect my entire day. I’m pretty sure you can all relate to me on this one.
While I haven’t yet mastered the art of altogether avoiding unpleasant days, there are a few tips I’ve picked up that can help you convert a bad day into a good one.
1: Let Yourself Feel all Your Emotions
Stress can be relieved by meditating, writing, listening to music, crying, shouting to a friend, or simply speaking to oneself. When attempting to let go of anything, the first step is to accept that it is already present and that there is no way to get rid of it other than to acknowledge it and experience whatever emotions it brings up. When we ignore our problems, instead of going with the flow of life, we accumulate issues that were never supposed to be there in the first place.
2. Make a list of things you’re grateful for
This is a no-brainer! If you’re having a bad day, take out a piece of paper and begin writing down things you’d be grateful for if you were in a better mood. As you might imagine, the expanding list of things to be thankful for in your life will eventually outnumber whatever is destroying your day, and you’ll be able to move on with your life.
3: Try Shadow Work to overcome bad day:
Shadow work is the understanding of our inner darkness, our suppressed, judged, and unaccepted parts of ourselves, also known as the shadow self. By exploring and letting our most profound qualities show, we may learn a lot about those rejected layers of our nature, as well as our most dreaded worries and hopes.
Enlightenment is achieved via shadow work, and it allows us to behave more consciously. Keep a diary or record voice memos if you like; write or say what you’re feeling, and then let it all out. Nothing should be judged or censored. As you go through it all, remember that you are more than simply love, light, and optimism; you are a whole person with dark and awful parts, and that’s okay!
4: Try Something You’ve Never Done Before
Now that we’ve felt and released everything we can, it’s time to shake it off. We, too, deserve some nice things. Anyway, to avoid boredom and monotony, how about doing something you’ve never attempted before? That sounds like a lot of fun!
You can try anything. Be it painting with watercolors, hiking, sewing, cooking, learning TikTok dances, or even writing a book are all options. So what’s to stop you? Do whatever makes you happy!
5: Beat your bad day blues by helping someone
Have you ever noticed that helping others helps you feel better? There is some evidence that assisting others causes physiological changes in the brain linked to pleasure.
This is because it develops in us a sense of belonging that is both inviting and caring. It also has the potential to change our viewpoint, especially when we help people who are less fortunate, giving us an entirely new perspective to replace one that is depressing.
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