We’ve all had those days… you wake up, immediately stub your toe as you’re getting out of bed, struggle to make anything good happen with your hair, spill your coffee, miss the bus.
General frustration and morning grumps ensue and we resign ourselves to the fact that it will simply be a “bad day.”
But this doesn’t have to be the case.
Often our expectations of the day preempt how it actually turns out, we are subconsciously and subliminally affecting the outcome of our day, simply by how we react to these happenings.
Here are a few ways to turn a bad day into a good one…
Five ways to improve your day
1. Treat your body well
Make it move.
You may have a million deadlines to reach, but sitting slumped over your computer is not going to do your body, mind or emotions any good. Take a 10 minute break to get some fresh air, take a walk, allow your body to move and feel awake, so you can productively get on with everything you need to do.
2. Don’t rush
Move around calmly and efficiently.
When our bodies rush, our minds rush. Have you ever noticed when you’re trying to do something super fast, you end up dropping things, walking into things, and generally making yourself slower?
Try moving slower, calm your body and you will calm your mind.
3. Feed your body
Give your body all the nutrition it needs.
It is easy to soothe your bad day by ordering a large pizza or turning to a glass of wine, which may feel better for a short time, but in the long-run, it’s only making your moods and emotions worse than ever.
Give your body some fresh fruit and veg, drink lots of water, take some vitamins, this will increase your energy levels, your state of mind and you will feel refreshed to improve your day.
4. Have confidence in yourself
When dealing with a bad day, it’s easy to be a bit down on yourself, to feel like a failure, to give up. Try to face every challenge and task with confidence, believe in yourself, love yourself, and treat yourself as you would treat others.
5. Get enough sleep
Getting enough sleep is key.
I can’t stress this one enough – having the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep per day is what it takes for your body to de-stress, revive and rejuvenate itself for the next day.
Getting less than your mind and body needs can affect your mood, your general physical well-being and your mental state.
Remember that we all have bad days, bad things occur and are often out of our control.
Just remember, it is the way we face these happenings, the way we respond to them that matters.
Take your bad day into your own hands, and turn a bad day into a good one.