- Let’s admit it. There are really days you wish they never happened
- Instead of focusing on how bad your day went, set your mind on things that please you
- Do the following things to turn your sadness into bliss
It has been a long day. For some reason, the universe has aligned and decided to bully you. Your pile of work just seemed endless, your boss has deemed your output incompetent, you’ve been called to answer a question you didn’t study for at recitation, you had a fight with a friend – the list could go on and on. However, remember that a bad day only has 24 hours or less and you are not without any remedy!
1. Don’t be your own worst enemy
Recall the events that unfolded; what went wrong? What could you have done to avoid it? Evaluate yourself but be kind to yourself – be gentle. Stop terrorizing yourself further and admit to your mistakes and shortcomings then come up with a solution. Once you accept these, everything else will follow.
2. Take a shower
Get rid of the nasty vibes hanging around you. Use that body wash lotion you’ve been saving for a special occasion, or take a dip with your favorite bath bomb. A long shower – cold or lukewarm – relaxes the body; take this opportunity to take care of your shell. Massage your head, shave, and all those other beauty regimens of yours you’ve been putting off. Do it.
3. Put on your most comfortable clothes
Wear your fave pajamas, who cares if they have worn out? Take out your thinnest or thickest shirt, anything you prefer that makes you feel the comfort and safety of your home.
4. Immerse yourself in an activity
Take a breather. Listen to an entire album of Ariana Grande and belt out the high notes, watch an episode of HIMYM, talk to your siblings or friends, read a book, draw, write, paint – anything that would help take your mind off from work for a while.
5. Eat your heart out
Dial that hotline and order, or if you have the ingredients ready at home, cook your chosen dish for the night. Replenish the energy you’ve lost due to stress and exhaustion. According to just about everyone, food makes everything better, does it not?
6. Get back on track
It’s time to face reality again. Do your homework with more vigor now, create or edit that presentation and impress your boss – do everything with the mindset that you’re competing for the Olympics and you’re set to win.
7. Praise yourself
Before capping off the day, think about the good that you’ve done. Even the tiniest bit is important as it shows self-appreciation. Do not allow your mind to be harsh on yourself, you have criticized yourself enough. It’s time to acknowledge your strengths and encourage to do more and better.