One of my friends requested for me write this post and I think that it may help a few of my readers. I am going to talk about bad days and how you can overcome them.
Firstly, bad days just happen. There's nothing you can do about it. Most of the time they are caused by other people, work, school or stress in general and sometimes you can just wake up and it has begun. So today I am going to share with you some ideas for how you could handle bad days.
- Do something nice for someone else - I know this may sound ridiculous because its most likely other people that ruined your day, but doing something that might make someone smile could have the same affect on you.
- Distractions - Create some distractions. Listen to music, watch YouTube videos, watch TV, read a book, go for a walk. Anything. Just do something to take your mind off it.
- Make a list of things you are thankful for/happy about - This will help you remember how happy you were at some point. Then all the bad things will be removed from you mind and refilled by happy memories and thoughts.
- Talk to someone - There is always someone who will listen to you. Your friends, your parents, your siblings, family members, teachers. Anyone will listen and they could help you. I tell my friends that if they ever need anyone, no matter where, what time, whatever's happened, they can call me or tell me. I think if you know someone is there, the problem doesn't seem as big.
- Tomorrow's a new day - Just remember it will all be over tomorrow. Its not going to happen forever and your bad day will finish when you go to sleep. Tomorrow's a fresh start, use it to the best of its ability.
- Remind yourself of your other identities - You might be having a bad day because you fell out with your parents. But don't think that you are just their daughter/son. You are your sibling's sister/brother. Your friends' friend. Don't think that because you have fallen out with one person because you are someone to them, it doesn't mean you are the same person to everyone else.
- Keep in perspective - Will today matter next year? Will it matter next month? Next week? Tomorrow? No. Your bad day will end, it wont haunt you forever.
- Write down your problems - maybe you feel as though your parents love your sibling more than you. Maybe you feel as though you are being left out. Writing it down is helpful as it makes all the bad thoughts leave your head and then you can begin to forget them.
- Make a 'happy box/book' - Make up a box of everything that makes you happy. Add things like photos, your favourite DVDs or books. You could also make a little scrapbook full of photos with your family and friends that make you remember good days and happy memories. Then you can look back through your box/book when you are feeling down.
- Remember what you have achieved - Write a list of all your achievements that you are proud of. You could put it in your box/book! Maybe you got on to a sports team, got good marks in your exams, even if you just made yourself a cup of tea. Write them down and you will feel better about yourself.
- Relax - Read a book, have a pamper evening, see friends. Do whatever you like doing because it will make your day better.
- Go somewhere you are happy - I usually go to YouTube, Instagram and/or Twitter because its where I'm happy. Being a blogger is like my 'secret identity' no one really know who I am and I can just be myself, which makes me happy. It may be your bed, a place that means something to you or out in a field with your dog. Your mind will remember how happy you have been in these places and make you feel the same emotions you did then.
- Plan a Trip/Day Out - It will give you something to look forward to. It have in the near future, you could meet up with your best friend and plan a trip back packing in Europe when you are adults if you want to.
- Comedy - When I'm having a bad day, I like watching Russell Howard's Good News, Mock the Week, Miranda and films/shows in Netflix. They give me something to make me smile and laugh at, then I forget everything.